"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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Whilst these diplomatic manoeuvres were going on, Zwide, having heard that
Donda of the Kumalos, whose territory lay between his and Shaka's, had warned
Shaka when he was hurrying to Dingiswayo's aid, and had so saved him from ...
so it skirted the Kumalo country and discovered that that will-o- the-wisp, Beje,
had reappeared as arrogant as ever. ... He had, in fact, a very soft spot for all the
Kumalos, including the sub-clans under the chiefs, Beje and Mlotsha. All the ...
So unusual was the whole conduct of the Zulus that it was clearly apparent that
the commander of the division had received secret instructions to let the Whites
fight it out alone with the Kumalos, and merely to afford them protection if they
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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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