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An extraordinary 17th century African woman

The earliest known book-length biography of an African woman, a 17th-century text detailing the life of the Ethiopian saint Walatta Petros, has been translated into English for the first time. The book is known as The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros, and has been translated by Wendy Laura Belcher, an associate professor at Princeton University, USA.

(Photo: Walatta Petros with Jesus Christ)
(Credit: Manuscript SLUB Dresden)

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