Empowering Narratives: The Resilient Kandakas (Queens) of Kush Kingdom

Tai Salih (she/her)
ZORA
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16 min readFeb 5, 2024

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Aegis of Isis, Kushite, late 3rd century B.C.E., from Kawa, Sudan (© The Trustees of the British Museum)

Within the historical tapestry of these Kandakas (queens), we find a journey that transcends time, shedding light on the multifaceted dimensions of their existence. This narrative excavation not only magnifies the remarkable aspects of their lives but also accentuates the subtle nuances that often escape casual observation. By meticulously examining the challenges faced…

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Tai Salih (she/her)
ZORA
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