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He was summoned before the E-Langeni Chief Mbengi who, before the
assembled people, said to him, 'Boy! ... The boy shared it that night with his family
and the other herd-boys; his pride was great but his hatred of the E-Langeni
Nandi now sent the boy to her father's sister, in Mtetwa-land, near the coast.
Neither Shaka nor his mother was a person of ... f Shaka now became one of the
herd-boys in headman Ngomane's ward. Owing to his unusual size, intelligence
Shaka loved nothing more than a mass-fight with rival groups of herd-boys, and
so well drilled and disciplined was his own group that he had soon beaten all the
other groups and formed alliances with which he controlled them all. Restless ...
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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