Queen Ginga and the slavery in Angola - 17th century
Cleuza Akiko Hirata Ventura (UNIFESP)
Paper short abstract:
This communication aims to analyze the specificity of slavery in Angola in the territories under the administration of Queen Ginga. The documentary set consists of the Moumenta Missionária Africana - MMA and other administrative and ecclesiastical sources.
Paper long abstract:
Based on a research on the social and political "representation" of Queen Ginga and her fight against Portuguese domination in the Ndongo and Matamba region, the specificity of slavery in Angola in the territories under her administration is discussed. The aim of this work is to investigate how her foreign policy led to the organization of the African spaces, i.e., to the social and economic structuring of the places under her management. For this, a brief report on her life trajectory, origin and actions in European and African contexts is made, using administrative and ecclesiastical documents, such as the Monumenta Missionaria Africana, by Father Antonio Brásio.