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In a puckish spirit he arose and strode in front of the massed warriors , who were
eyeing the maidens hungrily , and addressed them as follows : ' Because as you
have all fought well , and , in the kindness of my heart , I am minded to make a ...
All the maidens you honoured with your embraces last night say that you are the
most marvellous man , and as outstanding in love as you are in battle . Not one of
them you lay with remains an Intombi ese yonke ( literally a ' complete maiden ' ...
Not for nothing did our Fasimba regiment bear the nickname “ The Maidens '
Delight ” ( Umtando * we Ntombi ) , and although we felt sad to see the warriors
die we were proud of them . Yes , my Father , they died like men and for all time ...
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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 I
BIRTH AND EXILE
THE YOUNG SOLDIERPAMPATATHE ASSEGAI
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