"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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Animated by a sudden hope Ntombazi threw the first piece of meat to the hyaena,
which it voraciously snapped up, with a metallic clicking of the jaws which made
Ntombazi shudder. When she tried to repeat the manoeuvre the guard ...
Presently the horrible, and indescribably terrifying, demoniacal laugh of a hyaena
in the presence of much, but inaccessible, meat broke the silence, and even the
guards outside felt their hair rising in sheer horror - and these were men of ...
Then she tried to tackle the hyaena by crawling towards the shadowy form, but as
yet it evaded her, and once more she settled down with her back against the wall
of the hut. Presently the hyaena approached and commenced to lick up some ...
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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
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