"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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He therefore mobilized his three regiments , each 600 strong , doctored them for
war , and marched northwards over the Umfolozi river towards Nongoma , where
Zwide ' s capital lay . Shaka marched in the van with his newly disciplined Izi ...
Reaching the White Umfolozi river , at that time the northern boundary of the little
Zulu kingdom , Zwide ' s army found the river still running high – though not in
spate - due to the late rains and a recent unusual downpour . It could , therefore ...
Sigidi , 50 , 51 Um - Dlunkulu , 92 Sigujana , 71 ; and chieftaincy of Umfolozi river
, Black , 36 , 56 , 58 , Zulu clan , 72 ; slain by 59 , 60 Ngwadi ; 72 Umfolozi river ,
White , 56 , 136 , Sigwegwe , 235 140 , 171 , 182 , 183 Sikunyana , 199 ...
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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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