More formidable than the Dora Milaje?

I first became aware of this queen (whose name is spelled various ways, including Njinga and Nzinga) when I was on my honeymoon. A statue of her stood in a museum we visited in Virginia.

The main book we own about her in the library is a work of historical fiction, part of the Royal Diaries series about real-life queens and princesses.

Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba by Patricia C. McKissack

She is also highlighted in Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (And What the Neighbors Thought) and The Story of the World volume 3: Early Modern Times. You may be able to find some more information in our online resources such as Gale Virtual Reference Library.

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