"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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... and what was worse for the Ndwandwes , heading them off in an easterly
direction , instead of homewards to the north . Shaka ' s relentless pursuit of the
beaten enemy contributed as much to his decisive victory as did the battle itself .
The great majority fled in terror - stricken blindness in every direction , pursued by
the enraged Zulus , for most of them had received some kind of knock . But every
direction on this summit ended in a 200 - foot drop . “ There they come , ' said ...
Shaka asked him whether it was possible to sail in that direction without striking
other land masses . Lieutenant King averred that an allowance had to be made
for that by altering course to north and south . Shaka pondered for a time then ...
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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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