"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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CHAPTER 13 The battle of Qokli hill As Shaka had foreseen , Nomahlanjana
detached four regiments , a third of his forces , in pursuit of the Zulu cattle and
their escort over the Tonjaneni Heights , while the rest of his Ndwandwes crossed
They were heading for the centre of the northern arc , where Shaka was sitting on
the brow of the hill . Rank after rank came on , until the head of the column
reached the foot of the hill – seventy - five ranks in a column 200 yards along .
Rest now with the others on the hill - top , and on the morrow rejoin your
regiments . ' With a grateful Bayetel the Outposts went to do his bidding . Shaka
was now rejoined by his staff and the military council , including Melaka ,
Ngomane 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
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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
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