The French were coming, and Queen Sarraounia knew it. Driven by violence, greed, and fear, these white men wanted to do something uniquely evil to her – egged on by the fact that many claimed she was a powerful sorcerer.
The two French men leading the charge sought out this “Sorcerer Queen.” If their previous exploits were examples, they intended to rape and kill the women and young girls, murder the men, and finally burn the entire village to the ground – magic or not.
Sarraounia’s people were in danger. Could she save them?
With her village surrounded by thick, nearly impenetrable vegetation, the queen smartly hid all of her people and lay in wait for the racist butchers to arrive. Then she pounced.
Her guerillas wounded several French soldiers, and attacked their encampment EVERY evening – until the demoralized men deserted their leaders. The deserters eventually killed their own leaders!
Against all odds, Sarraounia defeated the French colonizers. And as for the queen being a sorcerer?
Her victory won, she apparently disappeared into thin air.
Real magic or not, she demonstrates a principle even more potent than her rumored magic. Even when the odds are against us, we must always fight for our liberation and protection against those who would destroy and exploit us!