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This would also insure that Shaka did not expose his person nearly as much in
hand-to-hand fighting, as he was too good a man to lose, for without question he
was marked out for generalship. Shaka was elated at Dingiswayo's words and ...
According to the Zulu chronicler, during the drinking and talking among the men
which followed, the Fasimba taunted the older regiments, there were mutual
insults, and fighting broke out in which the Fasimba—urged on, some say, ...
The fighting was chivalrous, a third warrior would not intervene to help one of his
own side against an enemy. When the Zulus and Ndwandwes paused after about
five minutes of savage fighting, and drew a little apart, it was obvious that at ...
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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