The Inspirational Warrior Queen Who Led An Army Against The British
Born around 1840, Yaa Asantewaa’s bravery lit the spark for Ghana’s independence just over a century later. The Queen Mother of Ejisu turned warrior to fight the British in the War of the Golden Stool, and earned an enduring place in Ghana’s history.
Paving the way for independence
‘‘How can the Asante people, who are known to be brave turn to cowards while the foreigners exiled and tortured their leaders with a request for the Golden Stool in exchange for their lives. The Golden stool would only be a source of money for the white men. They have searched everywhere for it. I shall not dance to their tunes.”