"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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Nondlovu now disobeyed a summons to appear at Dingiswayo ' s court and it
was decided to remove him and replace him with Nqoboka , who was
accordingly given an adequate force to carry out this decree : Shaka installed the
new Chief ...
This power was also given to the chiefs of such powerful tribes as the Qwabes
and the Abambo , who enjoyed almost complete autonomy under the suzerainty
of the Zulu King . When the sun had travelled about two - thirds of the way to the ...
Mtetwa expedition , 51 Mudli , trial of , 76 - 9 Mvuzane river , 195 , 198 Mzilikazi ,
134 , 167 - 8 , 169 , 186 , 187 , 200 ; given command of two regiments by Shaka ,
246 – 8 ; given plume of white ostrich feathers , 248 ; and Kumalos , 249 – 52 ...
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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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