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... all being ruled by a common head , at once father and kinglet , who governed
all alike with unrestricted power of life or death , a benevolent despotism of
protection , discipline and care . The father jealously retained his supreme control
but it ...
His projects and ambitions , once he found himself in power , were not confined ,
as they otherwise would have been , within the narrow limits of the small Mtetwa
patch over which he reigned . They were wide , and concerned with the welfare ...
Shaka said : ' Strike an enemy once and for all . Let him cease to exist as a tribe
or he will live to fly at your throat again . If , he said , there must be war , let it be
impi ebomvu — total war . But treat generously those who submit without war .
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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
CAMPAIGN AGAINST ZWIDEUNPRECEDENTED GENEROSITY
SENZANGAKONA RECONCILEDTHE ZULU CHIEFTAIN_REWARDS
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