Tag: Walatta Petros

“Same-Sex Intimacies in an Early Modern African Text about an Ethiopian Female Saint, ‘Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros’ (1672)”

[ April 24, 2015; 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

A Lecture by Professor Wendy Laura Belcher, Princeton University
The 17th-century Ethiopian book The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Wälättä P̣eṭros features a life-long partnership between two women and the depiction of same-sex sexuality among nuns. The earliest known book-length biography about the life of an African woman, written in 1672 in […]