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A helpless prisoner, her dreams of conquest shattered, she retained a savage
majesty and did not hesitate to abuse the Zulus and vilify Shaka. When he
ordered her to be silent, she answered him derisively: 'Give the judgment first ...
'Behold! your King. It was he, and he alone, who saved you and the nation to-day.
Without him we would all have perished; but he slew the black monster which
nearly succeeded in devouring our life-giving sun. Give thanks to him, and forget
They consented to give up their cattle and to become tributary to Shaka. 'One of
our seamen proposed', says Isaacs, 'that they should give ten young maidens by
way of cementing their friendship by natural ties. To this they also assented with ...
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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