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She asked for a bark bandage, a ball of spider's web and 'joye' leaves. The guard
replied that he only had orders to supply food and drink, but that he would refer
the matter immediately to the King. Very shortly he returned and told her that her
asked Songqoza. 'What else have I asked you all here for? Speak, and speak
quickly,' returned Shaka. 'O! King! I divine the Heaven (Zulu).' 'It, and It only, did it.'
This meant Shaka himself, whose clan name was Zulu. There was a pregnant ...
When Lieutenant King tried to tell him that the earth revolved from west to east,
Shaka immediately asked him to demonstrate it with a pumpkin on which he
placed some grains of corn to represent people. “Now turn it and sce what will
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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