Njinga

Njinga

The Warrior Queen

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Baker & Taylor
Profiles West African "Warrior Queen" Njinga and the apparent contradictions that marked her life, exploring how she fought fiercely against slavery at the same time she engaged in slave trading, performed human sacrifices, and murdered her nephew.

Perseus Publishing
Njinga, the Warrior Queen, fought fiercely to keep her people from slavery. Yet she engaged in slave trading herself, performed human sacrifices and--some believed--even murdered her nephew, feasting on his heart. Was Njinga a terrifying tyrant or a freedom fighter?

Gorgeous illustrations and a smart, evocative story bring to life a dastardly dame who did whatever it took to win and protect her kingdom.


Independent Publishing Group

This series of historical accounts profiles strong women who took extraordinary measures to achieve and maintain power—including murder, deception, and black magic—examining the women’s reputations in the context of their eras. Just how wicked were they? The books allow readers to decide for themselves if these infamous ladies were indeed heartless and evil or simply out of touch and making the most of their circumstances.

Njinga, the Warrior Queen, fought fiercely to keep her West African people from slavery. Yet she engaged in slave trading herself, performed human sacrifices, and—some believed—murdered her nephew, the heir to the throne, and feasted on his heart. Though she was seemingly a terrifying tyrant, her other actions prove that she was also a freedom fighter. This smart, evocative story presents all sides of this fascinating woman who did whatever it took to win and protect her kingdom.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Catherine de' Medici "The Black Queen" profiles West African "Warrior Queen" Njinga and the apparent contradictions that marked her life, exploring how she fought fiercely against slavery at the same time she engaged in slave trading, performed human sacrifices and murdered her nephew.

Publisher: Foster City, Calif. : Goosebottom Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780983425663
0983425663
Branch Call Number: 92 N999h 2012 CHILD
Characteristics: 28 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Malone, Peter 1953-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: Warrior queen

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