"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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Ndlela , the ex - cannibal and future Prime Minister , guarded Mgobozi on the
right , and performed incredible deeds of destruction which were almost equalled
by Nkayishana Kuzwayo on the left , but Mgobozi excelled them all .
silent and moody , for he believed that Mgobozi would die on the morrow and
there was nothing he could do to save his old friend . To this Mgobozi answered
the king : ' My Father , we must all die sooner or later , and if my time has come ...
Mgobozi stood alone . His mouth was flecked with bloody foam . His madly
staring eyes were red as blood : so he waited with heaving chest for the last rush
. Already he could see the swaying tumult of the attacking Zulu army drawing
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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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