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The next instant Manyosi had closed with him, and he gave a death bellow as the
broad blade went in under the left arm-pit, and Manyosi gave his exultant Nga-
dla! (I have eaten!). There was a roar of applause from the watching Zulus.
When Mgobozi then gave a characteristic reply there was a deafening shout of
applause. 'Yebo madoda, ngi buyile. Beseni zo hlutshwa ngo bani?' ('Yes, men, I
have returned! Who otherwise would have continued to plague you?
To his aunts and 'half-mothers', who ruled over military kraals, he gave 500 head
of cattle each, and to the other 'half-mothers' a generous portion. To Nandi he
gave a herd of thousands and initiated steps for the building of her own great ...
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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