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Monday, December 7, 2015

‘Queen Nanny’

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Though many African women were called Nanny, the queen of them all was a Maroon military strategist who led her band in the rugged mountains of Jamaica to decisive victory over the British army during the early to mid-18th century.
“Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroons Chieftainess” is the title of the documentary by Roy T. Anderson and Harcourt T. Fuller, both Maroon descendants paid tribute to her memory at the United Nations in New York with the Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations and the United Nations Remember Slavery Program.
A very select audience will be privy to a special screening of “Queen Nanny” when the documentary premieres in New York at the United Nations, Vinette K. Pryce reports for Caribbean Life News. The ...

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