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Finding that he had no army, Shaka at once called up the whole manhood of the
Zulus, capable of bearing arms. Breaking up traditional guilds, he brigaded all
men between thirty and forty into the Ama-Wombe regiment. These men being ...
'Here, called out Manyosi, the son of Dlekezele, as he stepped out of the Izim-
Pohlo front, and advanced—with Shaka's permission—half a spear's throw. A
Ndwandwe warrior now likewise stepped forward, and at a quarter spear's throw
On the one hand he was constantly 'pinching himself”—Zulu expression for 'self
reproach'—for not getting betimes the “elixir of life' for which he also blamed the
Whites, who should have secn to it that vessels called more frequently, ...
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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