"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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CHAPTER 6 Senzangakona reconciled - The Zulu chieftain -Rewards and
punishments About this time Mbiya, Shaka's foster-father, became seriously ill.
Shaka visited him every evening, a distance of ten miles there and back, in spite
of a ...
Within the hour Shaka had handed over the affairs of State to Mdlaka, Nzobo and
his council of headmen including Mgobozi, and with an escort of 200 picked
Fasimba he was on his way to Mbiya. Well before noon next day the journey was
'Again I say you must not grieve, my son,' Mbiya consoled him. 'The spirits are
kind to an old man who has outlived his usefulness. As a mother weans her child
by putting bitter aloes on her breast, so the spirits make one thing after the other ...
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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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