and the woman blamed the snake and God put enmity between her generation and the snake’s generation…
Nzinga (1582-1663) was the queen of Ndongo and Matamba, historical states in what is now Angola. This altogether remarkable woman seized the throne and held it for 40 years, successfully resisting Portuguese colonialism. She also created a crack army, waged war and fomented rebellion, played the European powers off against each other, kept male concubines, and, to cope with nagging doubts about her right to rule, declared herself “officially” a man. What a woman.
I like the part where as part of her royal powers, she declares herself a “man” !!! priceless!!!