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Yennenga the Svelte–the Mother of the Mossi

I’ll warn you up front, the story of Yennenga the Svelte is going to feel more like a fairy tale than a historical biography. We know her story only from the oral traditions of the Mossi people, which may have some non-historical additions and embellishments. But then again, they may tell the story exactly the…

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Tomyris: One Tough Mother

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day in the United States. It’s been packaged as a pastel holiday: all flowers and robins and lace and chocolate. In fact, for many people it’s a more complicated holiday than its commercial rendering would suggest. Many people greet the holiday with a sense of loss that is too new or too…

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If You Want to Know More About the 6888th Postal Battalion…

Allow me to introduce you to Lincoln Penny Films, which has produced documentaries on both the Six Triple Eight and the Hello Girls The Six Triple Eight: No Mail, Low Morale is now screening here and there. If you want to see the schedule, check out the documentary’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thesixtripleeightdocumentary/   Note: If you…

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