"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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tier, which was now the Tugela river, had been completely secured. Beginning
with 100 square miles of territory, Shaka had in two and a half years extended his
rule over 7000 square miles, from the White Umfolozi in the north to the Tugela ...
The Cunus, who had undertaken to guard the fords, beating a corresponding
retreat as the Zulus advanced, until at last they found themselves well beyond the
Tugela river and out of the Zulus' present range of action. For the first time Shaka
This was a genial gesture to the Whites, as it made it so much easier for them to
visit the King and eliminated the formidable hazard which the broad and turbulent
Tugela river presented during the rainy season. At the same time it pleased ...
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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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