Saturday, January 22, 2011
Unknown Birthday: Nzingha
1683 – Dec. 17, 1663
Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 2000)
This take-charge warrior queen effectively resisted slave traders in West Africa (present-day Angola), appointed women and influenced politics forty years and beyond.
Biographical info on Nzingha is available. Also visit the Official Web Site of the Republic of Angola.