"The classic of African History -- a biography of Shaka Zulu, founder of the Zulu nation, born leader and brilliant general...E.A. Ritter grew up with the Zulus, earning their respect and accumulating a rich store of material during his long association with them. Shaka's life and deeds had been handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation, and they are here evoked with a sense of drama and an eye for detail." -- Back cover.
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The author is greatly indebted to Mr William Campbell , J . P . of Durban . His
name is a household word in South Africa and far from unknown overseas .
Among his many appointments and distinctions which it is unnecessary to
mention , one ...
He then instructed Chief Mbikwane to escort them safely till they reached Port
Natal ( Durban ) . As on their first journey , no military escort was detailed to
accompany the English – a tactful gesture to show them that they were under no
CHAPTER 21 The English return With Nathaniel Isaacs in the brig Mary , when
she stranded on i October 1825 , within the entrance to Port Natal ( Durban ) ,
were Lieutenant King , R . N . , and a Scottish boy , John Ross . Most of the cargo
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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
Zululand and the Zulus in the late Eighteenth Century
Birth and Exile
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