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With other lads of like age, he would go up to kleza (i.e. drink milk squirted direct
from the udder into his mouth) at one or other of the numerous military kraals,
there to tend no longer his father's but the king's herds. This was an established ...
This display seemed to fill the measure of his success, and he felt a King indeed.
He was in a generous mood and he felt that his warriors should be rewarded for
their great effort by a relaxation—a very temporary one—of the stern military and
Throughout the year 1825 the Zulu army was not employed on any large-scale
operation but spent most of its time in the cantonments provided by the great
military kraals. The absence of disease in the army was a remarkable fact,
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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