Take a Seat Guys, Historians Say World’s Oldest Author Was a Woman

Photo Credit: This brilliant photo was created by Rori for her 100 Days, 100 Women project. I highly recommend checking it out! Mesopotamian civilization developed in Western Asia thanks to the resource-rich valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Women and Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia For centuries, history (the discipline) was dominated by a bunch of […]

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Japan in World History – a Solid Book for Your Collection

Japan in World History, written by James L. Huffman, is one book in a series of Oxford University histories that focus on cultural and social history. PJ Review Score: 5 James Huffman engages his audience by giving the ‘common’ people a voice. He manages a balance between political, military and social history. Through this balance […]

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An Interview With Charles Coles

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Charles Coles was an old man by the time he was interviewed at his home by an out-of-work writer employed by the Federal government. Mr. Rogers, the writer, was a slim fellow with a receding hairline. His clothes weren’t the finest old Mr. Coles had seen, but Mr. Rogers didn’t seem to notice. He stood there on his door step with the kind of twisted pride that came from three hundred years of being told people like him were better than most.

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The More You Know: Queen Nzinga

Queen Nzinga was born sometime between 1580 and 1583. She was one of several children of Ngola (king) Kia Samba, who ruled over the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms.  Her father, Ngola Kiluanji Kia Samba, reigned during a time of constant conflict with the Portuguese, who’d arrived in Angola in the late 14th century. Her brother, […]

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The More You Know: Aspasia of Miletus

The Golden Age of Greece is a time period most well known for the flourishing of arts and sciences. The magnificent Parthenon was erected as both a pious symbol to the gods, and as a symbol of the wealth and superiority of Athenian culture. You may know of the general Pericles, who ushered democracy into […]

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5 Influential African Writers You Never Learned About in School

In celebration of recent African literary history, here’s a list of the top five most influential African writers you need to know. Africa has no shortage of influential writers though, so the five chosen here are in now way an exhaustive list. Feel free to add your favorite African writer in the comments! Frantz Fanon […]

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Interpreting Biblical Rape

A Brief Summation of a Facebook Debate on the Duality of the Christian God  by Bernice Yesterday was just like any other day. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, liking memes, and laughing at nonsensical videos. I stopped scrolling at the sight of this meme: It intrigued me. It made me stop, and think. […]

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