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How Igbo women used petitions to influence British authorities during colonial rule



In view of the fact that Aba women at the present time suffer significant hardships regarding the high cost of staples, could you consider fixing the prices of foodstuff at certain fixed rates? (Aba Progressive Union – Petitions, 9/12/1928, National Archives, Enugu (NAE), Abadist 13/12/15. File No. 99/28)


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<span class=caption>Leaders of the Aba women's protest against a tyranical warrant chief in Nigeria in 1929.</span> <span class=attribution><span class=source>National Museum of Unity, Nigeria</span></span>

Leaders of the Aba women's protest against a tyranical warrant chief in Nigeria in 1929. National Museum of Unity, Nigeria

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