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The two converging 'horns' were closing in on them too, and within these 'horns'
were the now terrified women spectators. It was useless for a Butelezi warrior to
throw down his spears and expect the age-old custom of making him a prisoner ...
The harem at Em-Tandeni had his relaxation or pleasure kraal, which he aptly
named 'EmTandeni'—the Place of Love—where he kept his specially chosen
WOmen. It was here that Shaka's stormy petrel of love, Mbuzikazi Cele, reigned
And the King, left among the women at home, turned his malice against them. In
his insatiable quest of those who had killed his mother by sorcery he had
discovered that certain women were the owners of domestic cats which had been
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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