"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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This would also insure that Shaka did not expose his person nearly as much in
hand - to - hand fighting , as he was too good a man to lose , for without question
he was marked out for generalship . Shaka was elated at Dingiswayo ' s words ...
Presently the leading rank of Ndwandwes had but one spear left to each warrior ,
which they must retain for hand - to - hand fighting . What now ? For these
strange Zulus did not throw back the spears , they merely confiscated them .
Again the ...
Then with upraised right hand and in perfect unison , sharp and precise as an
explosion , the Royal salute split the morning air . Just that one ' Bayete ! '
followed by complete immobility till Shaka was seated . Then the assembled
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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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