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Shaka's father, Senzangakona, a young Chieftain of the Zulu clan, is said by the
Zulu tradition to have come upon his mother, Nandi, while she was bathing in a
woodland pool and, fired by her beauty, to have boldly asked for the privilege of ...
Shaka's first six years were overshadowed by the unhappiness of a mother he
adored. At the age of six he went out to care for his father's sheep, with the other
herd-boys; in a moment of negligence he allowed a dog to kill a sheep, his father
Each one was asked if he could remember one single act of kindness he had
shown towards Shaka, his mother or his sister. One of them claimed to have
fetched for Nandi a specially good imbogoto (water-worn, round grinding-stone)
from a ...
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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