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Once in every year, about our Christmas time, the Royal Assembly or National
Parliament, umkosi, was held at the Great Place, or Capital, of the clan, at which
the King proclaimed new laws and made pronouncements from the throne.
Shaka said: 'Strike an enemy once and for all. Let him cease to exist as a tribe or
he will live to fly at your throat again.' If, he said, there must be war, let it be impi
ebomvu—total war. But treat generously those who submit without war.” Shaka ...
Then she tried to tackle the hyaena by crawling towards the shadowy form, but as
yet it evaded her, and once more she settled down with her back against the wall
of the hut. Presently the hyaena approached and commenced to lick up some ...
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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