Nzinga: Africa’s Queen Who Made Them Call Her King!

Inspirations... photo shared by Carvalheiro Vagner. Licensed under CC 2.0 text added.

March is Women's History month, and as usual I am left bemoaning the lesser known female heroes everywhere. In that spirit I wish to tell you a little bit about one amazing fierce African Queen Nzinga. Nzinga was named according to tradition because her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck (the Kimbundu verb kujinga means to twist,)  this is said to mean the person would be proud. She lived up to her name becoming a inspirational visionary and a foremother to  modern warrior women e … [Read more...]


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