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"Asante queen mothers play a powerful role in ritual and specific political decisions as they are the foundation of the matrilineal kinship system, and chieftaincy rests on that system. Conceptually and materially, the role of queen mother fuses the concept of motherhood together with political strategy and identity. ..." – By Beverly J. Stoeltje
"The life of Wangari Muta Maathai (1940–2011) was strongly shaped by her rural environment, missionary education, and exposure to university education in the United States and Germany. Her interactions with other women—her mother, teachers, and grassroots women—also had a great impact on her work and commitment. ..." – by Kabiru Kinyanjui
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