"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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From a fifty - foot - high precipice flanking the Mangeni Valley the author had a
grandstand view of the epic encounter between Captain Lonsdale ' s Natal
Native Contingent , armed with shield and spear , and similarly armed Zulus . The
CHAPTER 8 The second conquest - The harem established On returning to
Bulawayo from the E - Langeni expedition , Shaka continued to concentrate on
the building up of his armed forces . He received considerable reinforcements
from the ...
Zwide told Donda not to be alarmed if he saw his men coming armed for war and
numerous , as he had to be on his guard for any surprises from Shaka . On the
appointed day the trusting Donda and his Kumalo men were surrounded and ...
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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
Birth and Exile
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