"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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'This I have to say, son of my brother,' replied Mudli in measured tones, 'I fear not
death, for often I have faced it on the field of battle. Nor do I fear pain, but for
Royal blood to die a felon's death, that brings shame not only on the one who
When the door closed behind Ntombazi she could at first see nothing until her
eyes became accustomed to the gloom. However, she at once became aware of
a strong animal odour, and brave though she was, the fear of the lurking
While the people were killing the diviners in the prescribed horrible fashion, she
turned to the gloating Mbopa in the hearing of Mgobozi and Nqoboka, and said: '
Henceforth you will live in fear, and you will die in fear. True, you will be one of ...
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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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