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Immediately after the grain harvest, in May 1819, Shaka ordered all the
inhabitants living in a forty-mile-wide belt, from his northern boundary to the
Tugela river in the south, to carry their grain in the bags he had provided, and to
store it in the ...
For your own advancement you have concocted this slander against a man who
has proved his loyalty to me again and again, especially at a time when I was still
eating bones' (living in austerity). “Then you were not so solicitous about the ...
great and small; and if he feared no living man, he entertained a holy and
wholesome dread of them. Though no longer in the flesh, he knew they were
living still, for he often saw them in his dreams, received their counsel and
suffered their ...
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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