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Moreover, in future campaigns the broad-bladed, stout stabbing assegai should
replace the light throwing spears, and sandals should be discarded to increase
the mobility of the warriors. Dingiswayo conceded the advantages in an impi ...
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!
Most of the evidence favoured a supernatural agency, which, through vivid
dreams or otherwise, had started a panic that had resulted in a fratricidal
stabbing match. There were some level-headed leaders, however, who felt fairly
certain that ...
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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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