"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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Stint not yourself and your friends , and mark well , that your true friends are all
those who were kind to you in your distress and poverty , and not those who now
merely come to eat your meat . Take special care of Pampata , for though I shall ...
He summoned his most tactful and imposing diplomat , Mbikwane ( the new
Mtetwa chief ) , earliest of friends in the ... at once the confidence of the solitary
and helpless Whites , and proved throughout his life their protector and their
For the King had alienated nearly all his friends , and everyone feared him .
Mkabayi also inflamed the friends of Nandi by insiduously propagating the false
rumour that she had not died of illness but that Shaka had murdered her . ( This
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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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