Saturday, January 22, 2011

Unknown Birthday: Nzingha

Nzingha, ruler
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.