In Southern Africa, David Livingstone encountered women who were in positions of political power like Chief Manenko.
Throughout Africa, women were spiritual leaders, chiefs and warriors. These were very different from the roles of women in Britain at the time, as the women David encountered often did the same jobs and tasks as men. He wrote about these encounters, describing his thoughts and what he had seen in his writing.
Read what David wrote and reflect on this meeting and how the two of them might have felt…
Suitable for: KS2, KS3
Topics: Georgians, Victorians, Industrial Revolution, Gender Inequality, British Empire
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