The Ahosi – Short Story


Happy New Year Everyone!

One of the pre-colonial African kingdoms I’m most fascinated by is Dahomey. And one of the things that fascinates me the most about it is its all women military corps known by westerners as Dahomey Amazons but who were called called Ahosi by the Dahomeys themselves.

I was away from work for almost a month in December into January and I remembered a comment I made on Rinsola Abiola’s @Bint_Moshood’ tweet and decided to write this story. It might be the start of a book, it might not be, who knows. For now, enjoy the short story. Hopefully it introduces you to the world of the Ahosi.


It’s also available on Okadabooks.


2 thoughts on “The Ahosi – Short Story

  1. Beautiful beautiful story. I have read about them before after one of my lectures led to an interesting discussion about them. They are a fascinating lot. I imagine what it would feel like to be so strong

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