Three Chapter Summary Chapter One Chapter one is stylistically written as a piece of prose that follows the birth of an Egyptian child. Child birth in Egypt was tied to the divine, and magic. To give birth, women squatted and stood on bricks, known as birthing bricks. After describing childbirth, she describes Egyptian art and … Continue reading Red Land, Black Land
Written 2014; edited 2019 Spies, Scandals & Sultans is an engaging translation of Ibrahim al Muwaylihi’s newspaper reports on the inner workings of the Ottoman Empire, and its relations with Egypt. Roger Allen, the translator, specializes in Arabic literature and is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Ibrahim al Muwaylihi wrote these articles in the … Continue reading Spies, Scandals & Sultans – Another Engaging Read
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 … Continue reading Take a Seat Guys, Historians Say World’s Oldest Author Was a Woman
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, … Continue reading The More You Know: Queen Nzinga
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 … Continue reading The More You Know: Aspasia of Miletus
A Brief Summation of a Facebook Debate on the Duality of the Christian God 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. I shared … Continue reading Interpreting Biblical Rape
In the same way, Natives were robbed of their ancestral lands, slapped with a label, and pushed to the margins of American history. But American history IS their history. The United States of America is an infant aberration of THEIR history.