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Great was his joy to find, here and there, a few aged ring-headed indunas (head-
men) who still spoke the Zulu tongue and were the ruling aristocrats in a sea of
alien tribes conquered by their fathers. So much for the author's oral sources: as ...
Within a short time the bewildered Butelezis broke before the surge of the Izi-cwe
regiment, and fled for protection amongst their cattle drawn up behind them, and
only the timely arrival of Dingiswayo and his indunas stopped the carnage, ...
He was standing on the northern brim of the plateau, with Mdlaka and a few
indunas by his side. Nzobo, commander of the Bachelors' Brigade, and his
indunas occupied a similar position on the southern brim. Ngoboka and
Ngomane were ...
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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