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They were there for the sole purpose of fulfilling the king's behests. They acted as
the State army, the State police, the State labour gang. They fought the clan's
battles, made raids when the State funds were low—the State funds, of course, ...
The King, however, was hopeless for four days. During all that time people were
flocking in from the outskirts of the country, joining in the general tumult. It was not
till the fourth day that cattle were killed for the sustenance of the multitude.
“Bayetel King of kings, and devourer of all your enemies. Mighty Elephant who
stamps but once!” It is appropriate at this point to note that Shaka was far too wary
to engage in the very uncertain business of rain-making, which all other chiefs, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nwdavies - LibraryThing
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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