"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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Nomads of Wrath, whom he skilfully guided through countless dangers and
appalling vicissitudes, only to be broken at last by the White man's guns and
horses, allied to an overwhelming horde of Nguni warriors. By constantly
'To gain power is a good reason, but why did you resort to treachery, and so
make the good name of the Nguni people stink? Our laws of hospitality have
never sanctioned such an evil thing.' 'Power goes to the head and recks not what
(j) NGUNI (ZULU) LOVE-PLAY The average Nguni benedict had several wives.
The higher his social status the more wives he possessed. Perhaps it would be
more correct to say that the more wives he had the higher his social status was.
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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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