"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 Zulus were grimly silent ; but when the Ndwandwes called them toothless
dogs and baboons perched on a hill , there was an ominous growl and
movement , and Shaka ' s voice roared to them to sit down . The order was
repeated by ...
Several of the wounded whom he considered too seriously hurt he ordered back
to the central depot for those grievously injured . A badly bandaged wound called
for instant censure , and remedial measures . So did any defect in armament .
With the prospects of the elixir ' bubbling in his heart , Shaka could not restrain
himself but immediately called on his mother , whom he greeted most joyfully . '
Sakubona Mame ' ( ' Greetings , my mother ! ' ) he called out . ' I have great news
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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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