A poetic journey of ten great African Queens and Kings through the sands of time. This lyrical narrative captures the inimitable Cleopatra Selene IV of Egypt as well as the richest man who ever lived, Emperor Mansa Musa of Mali.
" I am the Nile" said Cleopatra. Meanwhile the treasures of wisdom could only be found in Timbuktu,Mali.
No less glorious was the phenomenal Ethiopian, Makeda, the famous Queen of Sheba. The whole of Judah marveled at her beauty and sophistication when she paid a royal visit to King Solomon. The ever lecherous King tricked the Queen into having a child with him, Menelik 1. Solomon's winning poetry to the Queen? Come into the garden of spice/Perfect love has no price.
This book, an interesting historical narrative in verse, will delight adults and children alike in its intensity and beauty. They have been set to song. It is an adaptation of 100 GREAT AFRICAN KINGS AND QUEENS, by the same author.