Kimpa Vita-Nsimba (1685-1706), “the Joan of Arc of the Kongo”

Kimpa Vita-Nsimba grew up during the tribal wars of the Kongo Kingdom. When she was very young, she was recognized as nganga marinda – in other words an intermediary between the human world and the spirits’ world. Then, over the years she acquired a power that threatened the King and the missionaries. In 1706, her and her family were sentenced to be burnt at the stakes as heretics. Kimpa Vita, who was later nicknamed “the Joan of Arc of the Kongo”, died at age 21 whispering Jesus’ name.

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Edition limited to 3 printings, in all formats.

Printing in 400dpi on Epson Hahnemuble Photorag 305g paper (100 year guarantee, colors in Diasec) finish according to the Diasec® process Satin Plexi/Plexi 3+3mm (Museum Quality) and professional hanging system (easy to hang and remove).

 

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