"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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For you have done your duty and deserve reward.' According to the Zulu
chronicler, during the drinking and talking among the men which followed, the
Fasimba taunted the older regiments, there were mutual insults, and fighting
broke out in ...
The fighting was chivalrous, a third warrior would not intervene to help one of his
own side against an enemy. When the Zulus and Ndwandwes paused after about
five minutes of savage fighting, and drew a little apart, it was obvious that at ...
Fighting furiously, this regiment now began to retire across the ford in good order,
under terrific pressure from the Jubingqwanga (Shorn Head-ring) regiment.
Shaka could barely restrain his glee when he assessed the losses of the ...
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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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