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The latter told Pakatwayo that the only grievance Zwide could have against
Shaka was that the latter had called him a "dried-up old cowhide'. Whereupon
Pakatwayo replied: “Go and say to the king, why did you do this thing, and hurl
The momentum of the two Zulu regiments which crashed into the Ndwandwes
from opposite sides threw the latter backwards and sandwiched them far too
tightly for effective footwork. Nevertheless, the Ndwandwes fought with a
Captain Owen had lent him to Farewell in the previous year when the latter was
making an exploratory cruise up the East Coast. In trying to effect a landing at St.
Lucia Bay the boat with the landing-party had capsized in the surf, four of its ...
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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