"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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Dingiswayo ordered the Izi-cwe regiment to parade before him in the front line,
with the other two regiments in the rear. He then addressed the Izi-cwe regiment
and thanked it for the day's work : he called for Shaka, Nqoboka and Mgobozi to ...
This advice was unanimously accepted by Dingiswayo and the war council.
Shaka's request to lead the vanguard with his young Izi-cwe regiment as they
were the fleetest, and because he was in charge of the intelligence, was also
their allies, and, as they thought, to catch the Izi-cwe regiment in a pincers
movement. Their timing, however, was bad, and Shaka had crossed the
intersection point by the time they had covered only half the distance to it. Then
he wheeled to ...
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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
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