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The bridal partics once again face the groom's parties at the kraal—in this case
the dancing-ground prepared in the open veld, to accommodate the unusual
gathering. For the first time the fathers of the brides appear. 'They each address
There is a story that Mbuzikazi, coming face to face with Pampata one day at
Bulawayo, scornfully looked her up and down, and then in withering accents said
: 'What the King sees in a smugfaced insipid old bitch like you surpasses my ...
Their words of sorrow were but lying froth to cover up their low and disloyal
thoughts. Behold! their imi-shiza (thick fighting-sticks: a Zulu euphemism). Instead
of pointing sorrowfully downwards they brazenly stare upwards into my face.
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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