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Thus these two bodies formed the 'head and chest'. On either side of the Fasimba
were drawn up half the Izim-Pohlo or 'Bachelors' Brigade'. Just before the action
started they were rapidly extended to form the enveloping 'horns'. Shaka's total ...
They formed them into lines similar to those at the great smelling out which
Nobela had carried out half a dozen years earlier at the old Bulawayo. Again they
were drawn up in horseshoe lines, with the openings facing the upper end of the
Regiments usually forming the Belebele Brigade or Division | - Warriors born
Name of Regiments When formed (about) Ama-Wombe (Single Clash) I816 1775
–85 U-Kangela (Look-out) I8I6 1785–90 Izin–Tenjana (ezakala O-Ngoye) (The ...
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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