"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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As soon as Nandi's pregnancy was discovered, a messenger was rushed off
bearing a formal indictment against the young Zulu chief. But Mudli, Ndaba's
grandson and chief elder of the clan, indignantly denied the charge. 'Impossible,'
Whether this general statement applied to Mbuzikazi, too, Nandi was afraid to
elicit, as Shaka had lately become too short- tempered on this subject. The girl
maintained that his iron will had been overcome on several occasions, and
CHAPTER 23 The death of Nandi Although Nandi had taken every precaution to
hide the existence, or rather the identity, of the sturdy boy-child which Mbuzi- kazi
had given birth to, her grand-maternal love for this replica of Shaka led her 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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