"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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Arrived there these outposts of death spontaneously turned round, and with
upraised spears for the last time gave the Royal salute Ba-ye-te ! Then facing the
enemy they gave the right foot stamp, and bellowed 'A-yi-ze' ('Let it' - the enemy ...
the bloodthirsty, leonine grandeur of his nigged features relaxed into a smile,
which gave a glimpse of that hidden charm which captivated all who knew him.
When Mgobozi then gave a characteristic reply there was a deafening shout of ...
At last the youth gave in. Human nature could endure no more, for he lacked the
almost supernatural will-power of Pampata. Arrived in the lowlands, she got
below the canopy of mist, and although the night was dark, she was again able to
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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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