"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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When enough of these devil thorns ' had been collected , Shaka ordered them to
be strewn over the Bulawayo parade ground . All the regiments were then
ordered to parade a little aside of the ground covered with the thorns . Shaka
and motioned his visitors to squat on reed mats which had pre viously been laid
on the ground before his own seat as a special mark of honour to the Whites .
Farewell and Fynn occupied the two front mats to conform with their dignity as ...
The Zulus were completely taken by surprise but stood their ground , for they
knew what guns and horses were . They at first , however , mistook the Griquas
for Europeans . When the Zulus charged forward the Griquas retired and
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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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