"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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Meanwhile Shaka was completing his arrangements, including the doctoring of
the army, for the forthcoming campaign ordered by Dingiswayo against Matiwane
of the Ngwanes. He planned to take 1000 men made up of contingents from all ...
Zwide had for some time been intimidating his eastern and northern neighbours
into alliances with himself, and now to cap it all he had without any cause
whatsoever struck a devastating blow at Matiwane and his Ngwanes, driving
pressed by Matiwane and his Ngwanes. Shaka also meant to show the Matabele
that they must not encroach into that neighbourhood as it was now under his
protection. For Mshweshwe - wise statesman that he was - had foreseen that he ...
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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
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