The Lady King:Njinga Mbande
by Dhae Walpoole
We journey back to 17th century Africa, where Njinga Mbande, 81, is in a war that logic would suggest she can't win. The setting--17 December 1663--is Day of First Fruits and 5-years after signing the final revised treaty; requiring lost of her original homeland, The Ndongo kingdom, to the Portuguese. She is determined and remains undaunted by her enemy's apparent superior weaponry advantage.