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“A sticky thing that grows on trees; do you recognize it?' she called to the
councillors. None dared reply till Shaka guessed: “She means ntlaka' (the Zulu
word for gum). This obviously indicated Mdlaka, the generalissimo of the army,
who was ...
of delivering over his country and sacrificing his sovereign rights to a rank
stranger, and least of all to a “mean White”; for, as Isaacs ... In that case Isi-
Lokazana would have been used which means anything which is creepy-crawly
... at least to European ears, but to the natural Zulu it represented a logical
synonym. 'Umtando' means love or delight. 'Umtondo' means penis. 322 The
Death of Nandi.
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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