Nzinga: African Warrior Queen

Nzinga: African Warrior Queen

by Moses L. Howard


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Nzinga: African Warrior Queen by Moses L. Howard

Across the savannah and into the green mountains, people shouted her name:

“Nzinga, Nzinga, Child of the Flame!”

“Nzinga, Daughter of the Old Ngola, Savior of Ndongo!”

In the governor’s palace Luanda, the Portuguese courtiers whisper in shock: A woman!

Sent to make a treaty with the invaders, Nzinga of Angola is swept into world history, a generation after Elizabeth I ruled England. For forty years, Queen Nzinga fights to destroy the imperial colonists who seek to enslave her people.

Nzinga, African Warrior Queen, a fictional biography, delivers exhilarating adventure and passionate stories of friendship, love, and family. The child Nzinga learns the ways of the ancestors through griots’ songs. She studies the wisdom and warrior ways of her father, the old Ngola. The adult Nzinga, now queen, leads with brilliance during a time of violent upheaval. As a warrior, she inspires a distressed people to resist brutality and betrayal.

Luminous storytelling brings to life the Angolan culture in a flourishing African kingdom, now lost, where early maps of West Africa call out: “Here reigned the celebrated Queen Nzinga!”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939423405
Publisher: Jugum Press
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 738,464
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Moses Leon Howard is an American writer and educator. He has written for children and adults for fifty years. A retired community college dean, biology teacher, assistant high school principal, and counselor/mentor for students at risk, Mr. Howard now lives in Washington State.

In addition to his career as an educator in the U.S., Mr. Howard served as a Fulbright Fellow in Africa and spent ten years training medical technologists and preparing secondary school teachers in Kampala, Uganda.

Mr. Howard has also published children's books such as "The Human Mandolin," and other titles under the pen name Musa Nagenda, including "Dogs of Fear" and "The Ostrich Egg Shell Canteen."

Table of Contents

PART I In the Time of the Old Ngola
1. Celebration
2. Palace Wars
3. Visitors from the Past
4. A Snake at the Royal Village
5. The Meeting Hall
6. Fetishes
7. An Elephant Hunt
8. Kajubi
9. The Market
10. Thatch
11. Love and War
12. Guns for Massangano
13. Lovers at Last
14. The Midwives
15. Years of Loss
16. Fires of the Ngola
PART II The Next Ngola
17. The First Sacrifices
18. Musungu
19. The First Journey
PART III A Princess in Luanda
20. Nzinga Arrives
21. The Dock
22. White Winged Birds
23. Messages
24. Tuscany Found
25. Return
PART IV The New Ngola
26. Homecoming
27. Nzinga Becomes Ngola
28. Call Me King
29. The Soldier
30. Cordero, Broken
31. Tuscany Lost
32. Nzinga, Matamba and Jagas
33. The Dutch
34. Fights Alone
35. Nzinga at Home

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