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Another half-brother, fifteen-year-old Mpande, an u-dibi now, but later a king who
ruled the Zulus for thirty-two years, was serving meat and beer to his brothers.
Also present as an u-dibi was Chief Sigananda Cube.* On the enemy side were ...
Half of them had been killed on the river bank, and the other half had lost their
spears and shields in swimming across the ... Soshangane's fighting strength
was therefore now imited to that half of the army which had forded the river before
Only half the remainder carried babies on their backs; it is recorded that Shaka
turned to him in mock surprise: 'Where, then, are the rest of your children?' 'My
Father, they are still coming,' replied the embarrassed Mgobozi. On the second
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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