Nzinga: Warrior Queen Who Fought Colonialism

Warrior. Diplomat. Queen.


From fighting alongside her father and negotiating with the Portuguese on her brother’s behalf, to campaigning for the freedom of Ndongo and Matamba until her death aged 82, Queen Nzinga’s life was full to the brim with drama.


So who was the Mother of Angola? Why did she have to lead an army for three decades? And what is her legacy?


To get some answers, Kate spoke to Astrid Madimba and Chinny Ukata, the authors of a new book ‘It’s a Continent’


*WARNING There are adult themes and discussion of racism in this episode*


Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Edited & Mixed by Thomas Ntinas.


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