"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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killed , and the Butelezis defeated , lost no time in making his submission to
Dingiswayo . Hitherto the Butelezis had with almost monotonous regularity
defeated Senzangakona , and he therefore logically argued that it was no use
fighting the ...
On returning to headquarters Shaka learnt that Zwide had been captured and
safely handed over to Dingiswayo ; Shaka believed that it would have been
better had Zwide been killed , and had intended to kill him if he got the chance ;
It may be here mentioned that some eight years later Henry Francis Fynn
recorded the killing ... So great a number had been killed that the customary
distribution was dispensed with , and all the meat was pooled and afterwards
distributed on ...
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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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