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After some twenty head of cattle had been killed for the victors and the
vanquished, Dingiswayo told Buza, the commander of the Izi-cwe regiment, to
present Shaka to him. He had already had a very favourable report on his first
battle, and was ...
Now, whereas the British Army had to conquer only the area at present known as
Zululand—some 10,000 square miles—Shaka brought under his direct rule an
area more than ten times as great, whilst his 'Shadow' hovered over territory ...
I present it now to my “Child”, as a token of my love for him, and as an emblem of
his authority.' 'Bayetel Ndabezital' responded Mzilikazi, and again the regiments
roared 'Bayete!', for Mzilikazi was very popular. And so Mzilikazi, 'The Great ...
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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