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semi-circle of their warriors in the position they occupied at the base of the hill,
they withdrew the northern one, and massed it around Nomahlanjana's tree. The
latter had begun the battle with eight, more or less, full regiments—say about
And now all the fleetest warriors were sent after the cattle, and the others, chiefly
the lightly wounded, after a good long drink at the Mhodi stream, returned with
Shaka to bloodstained Qokli hill, where they arrived as the sun was setting—as ...
... 277, 278; meets Pampata, 279, 288; gives birth to Shaka's son, 289 Mdlaka,
becomes Shaka's generalissimo, 73; takes over affairs of State, 86; and
witchfinders, 93, 97, 98, IIo; second in command to Shaka, 122; and battle of
Qokli hill, 132, ...
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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