"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 elderly commander of the Yengondlovu gave unstinted praise to the Izi-cwe,
for their very effective 'close in' fighting, and their new 'left hook' method of forcing
their opponents' shields to one side, so causing them to expose their sides for ...
His commander on the southern front was totally oblivious of the tragic
predicament of his commander-in-chief, so no help could be expected from that
quarter. Nomahlanjana therefore told his halted column to move northwards,
away from that ...
... 49; promoted captain, 50; and Mad Giant, 51 ; becomes known as
Nodumehlezi, 52; summoned before Dingiswayo, 53-6; becomes regimental
commander, 55-7; and rout of Ntshalini and Nxumalo, 62; urges Dingiswayo to
kill Zwide, 64-5; ...
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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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