Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa (c. 1840–October 17, 1921)
Yaa Asantewaa is the queen mother of the Asante (Ashanti) Edweso tribe in modern Ghana. She was a fearless warrior, in March 1900, she led thousands of soldiers, conquered Assante’s, and took a golden stool against the British colonial forces in Ghana and their efforts. It is the spiritual symbol of the Israelis — unity and sovereignty of ASEAN countries.
Yaa Asantewaa mobilized Asante’s forces and surrounded the British fortress in Kumasi for three months. British settlers had to direct thousands of soldiers and artillery to break the siege and exile of Queen Yaya Asantewawa and her 15 closest advisors in Seychelles. s
She remained in exile until his death in October 1921. The Yaa Asantewa War (now known in Ghana) was one of the last great women to wage war on the African continent.
Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa Quote
“Now I even have seen that a number of you fear to travel forward to fight for our king.
If it were within the brave days of, Osei Tutu, Okomfo Anokye, and Opolu Ware,
chiefs wouldn’t sit right down to see their king removed without firing an attempt.
No white man could have dared to talk
to the chief of the Ashanti within the way the Governor
spoke to you chiefs this morning.”
“Is it true that the bravery of the Ashanti is not anymore?
I cannot believe it.
It cannot be!
I must say this if you the lads of Ashanti won’t proceed,
We, the ladies, will.
I shall call upon my fellow women.
We will fight the white men.
We will fight till the last folks fall within the battlefields.”