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Shaka on the other hand preferred to beard Ngonyama in his own den, in spite of
his particularly sinister reputation which was supposed to account for the
excellence of the spears in which he specialised. Armed with three types of the ...
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 ...
Shaka stood on the clay mound whence he made national announcements. The
people gazed at him with fearful hope. His commanding figure seemed to be
magnified to majestic proportions in that weird and unreal light. In his right hand
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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