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After some twenty head of cattle had been killed for the victors and the
vanquished, Dingiswayo told Buza, the commander of the Izi-cwe regiment, to
present Shaka to him. He had already had a very favourable report on his first
battle, and was ...
This point is specially stressed because Europeans—even most of those living in
South Africa— cannot understand why cow-dung is used, even at the present day
, to smear frequently the earth-floors of huts and rustic houses, schools and ...
... drawn up. Mbopa followed them, carrying a war-shield, an axe and an assegai.
Addressing the warriors, Shaka bade them look well after their commander. 'Be
you his shield like this new one I now present him with, and his spear like this ...
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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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