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to install his old comrade in arms, Ngoboka, as chief of the Sokulu clan. Ngoboka
had been ousted by his brother Nondlovu many years previously, and had then
taken refuge with the Mtetwas. Nondlovu now disobeyed a summons to appear ...
At which Shaka whispered, “She means Ngoboka' (his friend, the Sokulu chief,
from the Zulu word 'Coboka', to be exhausted by a journey). Shaka glowered, and
Ngoboka, who was seated close to him, on his left, stirred uneasily, as he felt the
Then Shaka sent for beer and, drinking only a little, he passed it on to Ngoboka,
saying: “We need but little. It is Mgobozi's night.' 'Nobela prophesied my end,'
cheerfully chattered the irrepressible Mgobozi, 'and she knew a thing or two.
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
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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