Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter
We have all heard of historical legends like Harriet Tubman, whose valiant efforts to free over 300 Black slaves charged the hearts of American's. However, many are unaware of another ally for freedom not far away in South America, who helped over 30,000 escaped slaves settle in the emancipated territory of Palmares; a free colony for runaway slaves in Brazil.
His name is Zumbi (1655-1695), a Capoeira warrior and descendent of African royalty who dedicated his life for the fight for freedom.
Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter, is second book of the Diaspora series: Palmares, Brazil; a set of picture books that span throughout the African diaspora.
Jah Jah Books intends on publishing books that carry a positive message, promote self-determination, and inspires strong values in all children.