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Author Heywood, Linda M. (Linda Marinda), 1945- author.

Title Njinga of Angola : Africa's warrior queen / Linda M. Heywood.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    967.301 HEY    Available
Description 310 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary One of history's most multifaceted rulers but little known in the West, Queen Njinga rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Today, she is revered in Angola as a heroine and honored in folk religions. Her complex legacy forms a crucial part of the collective memory of the Afro-Atlantic world.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Ndongo kingdom and the Portuguese invasion -- Crisis and the rise of Njinga -- A gendered court -- Treacherous politics -- Warfare and diplomacy -- A balancing act -- On the way to the ancestors.
Subject Nzinga, Queen of Matamba, 1582-1663.
Angola -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Angola -- History -- 1482-1648.
Angola -- History -- 1648-1885.
ISBN 9780674971820 hardcover alkaline paper
0674971825 hardcover alkaline paper

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