The story of Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita, a young Kongolese woman who in 1704 claimed to be possessed by St Anthony, argued that Jesus was a Kongolese, criticized Italian Capuchin missionaries for not supporting black saints, and attempted to stop the devastating cycle of civil wars between contenders for the Kongolese throne. She was burned at the stake in 1706. Background information is supplied on Kongo, the development of Catholicism there, and the role of local warfare in the Atlantic slave trade.
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Subtítulo: DONA BEATRIZ KIMPA VITA AND THE ANTONIAN MOVEMENT,