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After some twenty head of cattle had been killed for the victors and the
vanquished, Dingiswayo told Buza, the commander of the Izi-cwe regiment, to
present Shaka to him. He had already had a very favourable report on his first
battle, and was ...
He would keep 500 on the hill to face the head of the column with a 'chest' and as
a central reserve for emergencies, against the southern semicircle of the enemy,
which now contained but 1000 warriors. He would not disturb his two-line circle ...
On the second day Shaka issued a proclamation that all the veteran warriors who
had proved their worth were to be granted the right to put on the head-ring, or, in
other words, received permission to marry, the 'lobola' or dowry of cattle for ...
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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