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... similar to those of King Arthur's sword “Excalibur'. Ngonyama, having produced
“IT', that is, the reputed human heart, liver and fats, began an incantation which
he kept up whilst the rough blade was heated at the forge just below red heat.
Then with leering eyes each one started to sniff like a dog and Nobela
commenced to chant: “There are evil-minded people in the land,' and she paused
whilst her four helpers repeated the sentence in unison. “We can smell their
It was fixed around the head whilst still plastic, and in a short time became fairly
hard. It was polished and assumed a glossy black colour, and was regarded with
respect as a badge of honour and dignity. During all this time, Shaka was in 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