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The two body servants of Senzangakona sat bound in the hut facing the corpse of
their master. Hlati, their slayer, entered and gave each a long draught of the
strongest beer, an inadequate anaesthetic. It was the killer's business to break up
According to Njengabantu Emabomvini, the girl, in the courseof conversation,
told the Kinganallegoricalstory. 'Behold the fig tree, my Lord. It grows speedily,
and with its young, massive body and mighty branches it gives shade and
security to ...
They all came to see how much, if anything, of the corpse the hyaenas had left,
and were thunderstruck to see that the body was still intact, although a kraalful of
hyaenas had circled all around it. There were too few men available to dig the ...
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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