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... Inguos (Nkosi, meaning chief) Shaka, King of the Zulus and of the Country of
Natal, as well as the whole of the land from Natal to Delagoes Bay, which I have
inherited from my father” —as a matter of fact, Shaka's father had never heard of,
Farewell secures a so-called land concession ever owned or bequeathed, any
land of Natal or Delagoes Bay;“do hereby . . . of my own free will and in
consideration of divers goods received”—what precisely these latter were, was
BOOKS CONSULTED Olden Times in Zululand and Natal. Dr. A. T. Bryant. Bird's
Annals of Natal. The Diary of Henry Francis Fynn. Russel's Natal History.
Moodie's British South Africa. The Social System of the Zulus. Dr. E. J. Krige.
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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