Yemen’s ‘Queen of Oranges’ [Archives:2008/1117/Last Page]

December 3 2008

These days, the biblical land of Sheba has an unlikely queen. She's Amina al-Amrani — a 57 year old, mother of seven, better known as Yemen's “Queen of Oranges.””

Amina can't read or write but she's become an urban legend as one of the top wholesale fruit brokers in the country.

“”I stood strong and persisted. I kept working and I kept trading and that's how I gained the experience