(early 12th century)
The Warrior Princess Who Just Wanted to Have Kids
An unbeatable warrior princess who just wanted to have kids – and founded a new nation in her quest to do so.
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The buildings in the background are a goof on my part. They are based on the beautiful colored mud huts found in Tiébélé, Burkina Faso:
These huts are part to the traditions of the Kassena people, some of the earliest settlers of the area – however, they are ethnically and culturally distinct from the Dagomba, from whom Yennenga came. This fact was realized too late for inclusion in the book, and I regret the error.
The outfit for her father was based on Mogho-Naba, one of the Mossi leaders:
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