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At thirty - five yards ' distance , he hurled his first spear , which glanced
harmlessly off Shaka ' s shield . Shaka now broke into a swift charge , with his
shield held at a slant to enable him to see what was coming . At fifteen yards he
caught the ...
In that time Mgobozi thrust his shield between the two , and the Watcher , with his
club ever at the ready , delivered a mighty stroke on the bull ' s head . It dropped
silently on its knees and Shaka jumped away sideways . Then , in spite of ...
They were magnificent specimens — the shield a glossy white with a single black
spot in the middle ; it differed only from Shaka ' s in the larger size of the spot ,
and in being slightly shorter to conform with the rule that a war - shield must ...
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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 I
BIRTH AND EXILE
THE YOUNG SOLDIERPAMPATATHE ASSEGAI
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