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Long before dawn the objective was reached—the kraal of Pungashe, chief of the
Butelezi tribe. ... Soon, however, Dingiswayo's scouts reported that the Butelezis
were massing some five miles away, and with all speed the army advanced in ...
Many Butelezi women were standing some distance behind their men, “to enjoy
the fun', and also carried much beer to ... Pungashe's Butelezis, about 600 strong,
were drawn up in four or five lines, with a total frontage of about 200 yards.
The rout of the Butelezi a desultory shower of ineffective throwing spears before
the Fasimba were amongst them with their deadly stabbing blades. In a very
short time the first line of the Butelezis melted away amidst a chorus of 'Nga-dlas!
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A fascinating book about a fascinating man and culture. I was left with the feeling that, had Shaka been living in, say, Europe and been white he would have been heaped with long lasting praise as an ... Read full review
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Originally written in 1955, I find this an excellent biography. Shaka began from a very low status position among his people and re-organized them into a very respectable, bronze or early Iron age ... Read full review
ZULULAND AND THE ZULUS IN THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
BIRTH AND ExILE II
THE YOUNG SOLDIERPAMPATATHE ASSEGAI
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