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Dingiswayo now wheeled northwards, and took the Dlamini clan by surprise. In
the resulting scrimmage their chief, Nyanya, son of Sogidi, was killed and the
whole tribe submitted to Dingiswayo. This action took place on the Macanca flats
Shortly after dawn the people began to arrive and took up the positions
appointed for them by the officers in charge of the marshalling of the populace.
They formed them into lines similar to those at the great smelling out which
Nobela had ...
Such was the nature of Shaka that he never took any precautions for his own
personal safety and was quite content to be left alone and within the power of
these mysterious newcomers. For he was aflame with curiosity to learn from them
, nor ...
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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