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Shaka approached, saluted and sat down. “Welcome! Nodumehlezi,' said
Dingiswayo. 'I have heard reports of your great deed, but would now hear
everything from your own mouth.” 'Baba Nkosi!' (My Father, Chief!) “as
commanded by you I ...
And tradition says that he was taking a last pinch of snuff when the Headman
approached him, not with a club, but with a spear. 'It is a warrior's death for you as
the Ndlovunkulu (Great Elephant) has decreed. But hurry not, Baba (My Father), ...
It was noticeable, whenever the divining ghouls approached an individual who
for some reason or other was considered a possible culprit, perhaps because he
was unpopular, the chanting of the people would unconsciously grow louder, and
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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