8: Njinga of Angola and Matamba: Part Two

Njinga, aka Nzinga, aka Ana de Sousa was one of the longest-reigning and most consequential monarchs in history. She ruled over Ndongo and Matamba (near modern-day Angola) for thirty-seven years and is an icon for women over age 40, queer people, and anyone who loves a fashion moment and a grand entrance.

References:

Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen by Linda Heywood

Queer as Fact podcast queerasfact.com

It’s A Continent podcast itsacontinent.com

Excuse My African podcast excusemyafrican.com

The Humanity Archive podcast thehumanityarchive.com

longreads.com/2019/10/03/queens-of-infamy-njinga/

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