Zaga Lassana, the Ethiopian Prince’s maid. As a result to inheritance conflict she assists the Crown Prince’s escape across Europe between 1627 and 1637.
Welcomed at court by Louis XIII, her master falls deeply in love with a Parisian magistrate. To evade charges of adultery, Lassana attempts to reach England but he was arrested and jailed in Chatelet’s prison.
Free, and left on her own, Belo took advantage of that freedom to leave Paris escorted by Ronan Corentin-Beniguet, a marine officer whom promised her embarkment in Lorient to go back home. But she has to wait one year long before “The Ponant“ weight anchor for Djibouti. During those longs months of waiting, she worked at the fish auction with her protector’s cousin. To be hired, she needed a hairdress so she bartered one, for a few Kat leaves , with a whorehouse madam on the port.
In 1640, she finally reclaims Ethiopia, 13 years after her precipitous departure.