Who is Ndabaga ?
This story takes place in the 18th century, in Bwishaza, a small kingdom in central Africa. It has been eight days since Nyamutezi’s wife has given birth to a daughter. All neighbours, accompanied by their children, have come to celebrate the happy event.
“My daughter, your name will be Ndabaga !” No sooner has Nyamutezi spoken these words than the sound of war drums echoes throughout the entire kingdom. All healthy men hurry to answer the call. Nyamutezi takes his bow from the hook, ties his quiver around his waist, grabs his spear and shield, and off he goes to war.
Years go by and the conflict still goes on. Nyamutezi watches his fellow warriors leave for home, one by one, relieved by their sons. “And what about me, who have no other offspring than a daughter?” the old warrior keeps asking himself.
During her puberty, Ndabaga decides to learn martial arts to be able to replace her father on the battlefield and give him a chance to spend his old days back home. "