"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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The battle now resolved itself into hundreds of single combats all round the hill.
These duels might last from a few seconds to many minutes and were very
strenuous, involving a great deal of footwork and all manner of acrobatics. The
end was ...
Jabula Ema-Bomvini, and death of Nandi, 341-3 Jobe, 35, 136-7 Jubingqwanga
regiment, and battle of Qokli hill, 158, 161, 197 Kahlamba, 125, 126, 214, 246
Kalangas, 252 Kali, Chief, 51 King, Lieut J. S., UN., lands at Port Natal, 300; and
Mdlaka, continued 324-6, 327; and King of Pondos, 350 Mf usi, 248 Mgobozi, 48,
49, 50, 51; offered post of C.-in-C. by Shaka, 83; given permission to marry, 95-7;
wedding of, 08-102; and witch-finders, 113-15; and battle of Qokli hill, 147-8, ...
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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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