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By Jim Haskins

ISBN-10: 0471466727

ISBN-13: 9780471466727

ISBN-10: 0471700983

ISBN-13: 9780471700982

Meet the best heroes of africa--from historical to fashionable times"The books within the Black Stars sequence are the categories of books that might have relatively captivated me as a kid."--Earl G. Graves, Black firm magazineKofi AnnanAskia the GreatBambaataBehanzin Hossu BowelleStephen BikoCetewayoConstance Cummings-JohnImhotepKenneth KaundaJomo KenyattaKhamaSir Seretse KhamaPatrice LumumbaAlbert John LuthuliNelson MandelaMenelik IIMosheshMansa MusaKwame NkrumahJulius NyerereNzinghaPiankhyRabahHaile SelassieAlbertina SisuluOsei TutuYoussef I

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With their aid, she managed to hold her own. The fighting went on for a number of years, but eventually the Portuguese claimed victory. They offered to allow Nzingha to remain on the Angolan throne if she would pay an annual tribute, but she would have none of that. Instead, she escaped. Hiding in the bush country, 32 ✦ HEROES OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST EUROPEAN INCURSION ✦ she gathered another army and fought the Portuguese for another eighteen years. During those years, she turned against Christianity as the religion of her enemies, took the local missionaries prisoner, and ordered the execution of those among her own people who kept the Christian faith.

Under Macheng, who was not a good leader, Bechuanaland fell into chaos as various chiefs began to jockey with one another for power. Secheng, chief of the Bakwena, attacked and captured Macheng and ordered that he be shot. But Khama, who kept current on what was happening in the capital, interceded on his brother’s behalf. Instead of being killed, Macheng was banished from the tribe. He died shortly afterward. By popular demand, Khama returned to become paramount chief, taking the name Kgosi Khama III.

In London, Queen Victoria reacted to the news of the defeat of her forces by ordering fifteen thousand soldiers to Cape Colony. These forces invaded Zululand in August 1879. Cetewayo was ready with ✦ C E T E WAYO ✦ 47 his own army of twenty-five thousand warriors, but when the two sides met at Ulundi, the outcome was far different from the battle earlier that year. As courageous and determined as they were, the Zulus could not get past the artillery fire coming from the British fortification of ammunition carts and wagons.

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