Sister Like You – women rulers illustrated

While we all know women rule, ever fierce and fabulous publisher Belly Kids has illustrated that assertion beautifully in its new Sister Like You release.

Sister Like You by Ellie Andrews
Sister Like You by Ellie Andrews

The book has been written by Jade Coles, and tells the stories of nine women rulers – ‘some of the baddest women in Ancient History’, says Belly Kids –  through the ages.

Catherine the Great by Alice Tye
Catherine the Great by Alice Tye

However, readers won’t be expected to wade through reams of text – we’re promised the tales have been broken down ‘to a digestible, radical level’.

Among the phenomenal females the book chronicles are Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, Empress Dowager Cixi and Queen Njinga Mbande, who certainly sounds like a woman you wouldn’t want to mess with.

Queen Njinga Mbande by Charlotte Trounce.
Queen Njinga Mbande by Charlotte Trounce.

‘Queen Njinga Mbande was a natural born killer who was said to have been conceived on the battlefield’, explains Coles.

‘When she ruled, she had armies the size of small countries at her command. With her always was a crew of 60 men, this not including her four personal bodyguards.

‘Before she went into battle she was known to eat the blood of slaves and once she’d won she would shower in her conquered enemies remains. So to be fair she was a pretty brutal woman.’

Queen Elizabeth by Ana Galvan
Queen Elizabeth by Ana Galvan

Among the artists who have illustrated the 50-odd page tome are Ellie Andrews, Alice Tye, Kaye Blegvad, Donya Todd, Charlotte Trounce, Brigid Deacon, Greg Ketsel Molly Askey-Goldbury, Ana Galvan and Bradford Haubrich.

Sister Like You is available now priced £7 from the Belly Kids website http://www.bellykids.co.uk/

Hide Comments (1)Show Comments (1)
Comments
  • andika putra November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    mencoba untuk bangkit dan membuktikan bahwa blog kecil andika putra tak akan mati walaupun blog yang sebelumnya tela hilang dari peredaran sang mbah google namun patut untuk anda melihat dan mengunjungi blog keren blognya andika setelah itu di persilahkan untuk mampir lagi di adro textil murah di indonesia dan terakhir mampir di Peluang Usaha Franchise / Waralaba Laundry Kiloan Profesional Terbesar Di Indonesia semoga dengan ini anda terhibur dan jadilah yang terbaik walau hanya sehari dari pada tidak sama sekali namun alangkah indahnya jika engkau menjadi yang terbaik untuk seterusnya

  • Post a comment

Latest articles

Remembering Jon Daniel: 1966-2017

We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.