Author: walther

‘Seh-Dong-Hong-Beh, An Amazon in the Dahoman Army’ Pictures of gender and violence

In 2018, the Marvel film “Black Panther” entered the cinema screens. One major thread of the film is the women’s army Dora Milaje. It is inspired by the Dahomean Mino, often referred to as Black Amazons; ‘female soldiers’ or ‘women warriors’. The kingdom of Dahomey existed from the 17th to…

Nollywood meets History: The Bronze artworks of the ancient Benin kingdom

The unfortunate historical invasion of the ancient Benin Kingdom and the theft of her bronze artworks in 1897 by Britain has become a core part of the history of ancient Benin Kingdom and indeed Nigeria’s colonial history. Effective from the 2009/2010 academic session, the teaching of history as an independent…