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It had been decided at a formal meeting of the Zulu King-in-Council with his
chiefs and White friends that the embassy should travel under the aegis of
Lieutenant King, R.N. Shaka therefore decided to give Lieutenant King an official
status in ...
97). King Shaka wanted his 'brother', King George IV, to know how the Zulus
dressed, and a few other things about them. He therefore selected six of his
choicest and most virginal 'harem lilies', which the blushing Lieutenant was to
present to ...
On another occasion, Lieutenant King tried to explain that the earth was a sphere
. Shaka was prepared to accept that it was half a sphere, or a dish, for how,
otherwise, would the waters of the ocean remain on it. When Lieutenant King
tried to ...
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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