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The single homestead, popularly called kraal, was the basic unit of the old Zulu
State, a microcosm of the whole clan system. For the Zulu clan was but the
multiplication of minor families thrown off from a common ancestral source, still ...
They fought the clan's battles, made raids when the State funds were low—the
State funds, of course, being the king's cattle; they slew convicted, and even
suspected, malefactors and confiscated their property in the king's name; they
built and ...
He received considerable reinforcements from the Qungebeni and E-Langeni
clans, who were sent by their chiefs in complete ... These included Mdlaka, son of
Ncidi of the Gazini clan, who in a few years rose to be Shaka's generalissimo,
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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