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The dominant rule was that of complete submission to parental authority; and that
authority was drastically enforced. Unquestioning, unanswering obedience to the
supreme power was demanded without distinction of all alike—of mothers, ...
His new methods voted down in council each side thrown out as enveloping
horns to ensure the complete annihilation of the enemy force. Only thus would
they gain the complete submission of the remnants of the tribe, and do away with
His religious ideas Lieutenant King looked sheepish and admitted they had got
lost and wandered in a complete circle. 'Utshilol' (You have said it) exclaimed
Shaka triumphantly. 'That is the sort of flat circle you make with your ships, for in ...
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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