Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba


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Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba is the true story of a girl who almost died at birth, but somehow defied the odds and became the queen of two kingdoms. Revered for her wisdom, courage, and strength, Njinga became one of the most dominant political figures in Angola in the 1600s.

This richly illustrated children’s book tells of the challenges she faced from the day she was born. Njinga had to overcome the jealousy of her brother, the loss of her father, and the encroachment of the Portuguese as a time of great trial began in Africa.

This story of hope and courage shows that every young girl is capable of greatness.

Title: Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba
Author: Ekiuwa Aire
Illustrator: Natalia Popova
Published: January 2021
Pages: 40
Reading Age: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: 2-3
Dimensions: 8 x 0.35 x 10 inches
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1777117955

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Weight 0.9 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 0.35 × 10 in


Popova, Natalia

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