"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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CHAPTER 7 Making of an army - Retribution - The E - Langeni punished and
annexed Shaka now lived at his Bulawayo kraal . At the top end of the kraal he
had fenced off some twenty huts , which were his own private preserve and the ...
Addressing the army , he said that in future no warrior serving in it should be '
smelt out , and so long as the warriors did their duty they had nothing to fear .
That day evil influences had been at work to try to implicate Mgobozi and Mdlaka
There word reached him from Donda , one of the Kumalo chiefs , also on the way
to join the badly arranged rendezvous with the Mtetwa army , asking , Whither are
you going ? Dingiswayo is already killed and the Mtetwa army is in full retreat .
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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
Zululand and the Zulus in the late Eighteenth Century
Birth and Exile
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