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But Mudli, Ndaba's grandson and chief elder of the clan, indignantly denied the
charge. 'Impossible," said he, 'go back home and inform them the girl is but
harbouring I-Shaka.” But in due course Nandi became a mother. 'There now!'
they sent ...
He is promoted Commander-in-Chief (Great House); (2) His prowess as a warrior
and capacity to rule were unquestionable; (3) His father favoured him; (4) And,
most potent factor of all, Dingiswayo wished him to succeed. Shaka was now ...
ceremoniously killed, and their bodies placed in the grave in order that their
spirits might keep the chief company. The work was done by men of strong
criminal repute, abatakati abakulu (great sorcerers), who were not subsequently
killed, but ...
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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