Abubakari II

History Revealed Magazine use Sue Gent's atmospheric style for a piece on the ruler Abubakari II.

Abubakari II, sometimes known as Mansa Qu, ruled over the empire of Mali until he abdicated in 1311 in order to become a great explorer. Sue has created an arresting portrait of the historic character on a vintage map background hinting at his travels and adventures, she says, "It's thought by some that he and his fellow travellers may have even beaten Columbus to the Americas."

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