"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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Zwide's heir, Nomahlanjana, commanded the Ndwandwes. He was a young man
of about Shaka's age and was accompanied by nearly all the sons of Zwide, who
had reached manhood, and all of them served in the famous Ama-Nkayiya ...
CHAPTER 13 The battle of Qokli hill As Shaka had foreseen, Nomahlanjana
detached four regiments, a third of his forces, in pursuit of the Zulu cattle and their
escort over the Tonjaneni Heights, while the rest of his Ndwandwes crossed the ...
Nomahlanjana now made a desperate bid to try to break out of his trap. ...
Nomahlanjana therefore told his halted column to move northwards, away from
that hill of surprises, in the forlorn hope that they might be able to break through ...
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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
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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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