"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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Meanwhile at home his sisters and neighbouring girls collected a number of
switches . Milking - time at midday came and passed ; but no cows came home .
Then the girls , armed with their switches , were mustered and despatched to
After washing , the girls anointed themselves with amaka prepared from fragrant
impepo leaves crushed and pounded ... Shortly after sunset the bridal parties
arrived , each bride care fully hidden in the midst of her age group girl
But still Shaka mourned the death of his mother and still was he troubled with
dreams of his foster - father Mbiya , who this time warned the King that the girls of
his harem were playing him false . To his council he said : " What shall I do with ...
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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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