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Shaka's father, Senzangakona, a young Chieftain of the Zulu clan, is said by the
Zulu tradition to have come upon his mother, Nandi, while she was bathing in a
woodland pool and, fired by her beauty, to have boldly asked for the privilege of ...
Shortly afterwards he suggested the same thing to Shaka and some young men
who were with him. After they had removed their scanty coverings Shaka saw his
father enjoying a bathe nearby, and startled his young companions with the cry ...
As the young Zulu State grew, its magnetic power increased, and by peaceful
means drew within its orbit the small states of Sikakane, Mpungose and Ndlovu. It
was about this time that a young petty chief, Mzilikazi Kumalo, the future founder
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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