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... endow it with magic powers similar to those of King Arthur ' s sword ' Excalibur '
. Ngonyama , having produced ' IT ' , that is , the reputed human heart , liver and
fats , began an incantation which he kept up whilst the rough blade was heated ...
These Dlaminis were close relatives of the Ndwandwes , whom they hated , and
formed a tiny State immediately on the north of Shaka ' s boundary , and whilst
professing to be allies of Zwide , were aiding and abetting every effort for his ...
Amongst other idiosyncrasies Shaka now developed the unheard - of habit of
taking his meals whilst lying flat on his stomach . His chiefs and courtiers had to
do likewise , and anyone who coughed or sneezed whilst the King was eating
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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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