"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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Another half - brother , fifteen - year - old Mpande , an u - dibi now , but later a
king who ruled the Zulus for thirty - two years , was serving meat and beer to his
brothers . Also present as an u - dibi was Chief Sig . ananda Cube . * On the
Half of them had been killed on the river bank , and the other half had lost their
spears and shields in swimming across the river to safety . As they swam a great
number of these again were transfixed with the throwing spears which the Zulus ...
Only half the remainder carried babies on their backs ; it is recorded that Shaka
turned to him in mock surprise : ' Where , then , are the rest of your children ? ' '
My Father , they are still coming , ' replied the embarrassed Mgobozi . On the ...
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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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