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... for it was regarded as a consecration which would fortify the blade and 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 ...
For when the sun was all but gone, it began to wax again. The black shadow of
the moon was receding, and the sun's disk rapidly growing. 'It is true. It is true,'
bellowed the multitude. “The black monster is creeping back, and the sun is
death retained a halo of majesty. Not until the widely staring eyes began to glaze
did they feel sure that he was really dead. Then they quietly faded away—the
Royal brothers to their kraals, some three or four miles away, and Mbopa to hunt
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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