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In every Zulu kraal the precedence of the wives is strictly regulated by the
position of the huts, which are arranged in three sections or 'houses'. The 'Great
House' ranks first. Thereafter come the “Left House' and then the 'Right House'.
... feet facing the opposite way, that is, with their backs to Shaka; then shading
their eyes with their left hands, they glowered at the spellbound gathering whilst
assuming the crouching position of a beast of prey about to spring on its
Nzobo, commander of the Bachelors' Brigade, and his indunas occupied a
similar position on the southern brim. Ngoboka and Ngomane were likewise
placed respectively on the eastern and western fronts. Between all four
commanders there ...
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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