"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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For many a season I have stayed on to see you grow , and now that you are
strong and great I would leave before my head becomes silly and childish again .
Then as a spirit I can , perchance , visit you in your dreams , and guide you as I
Great Elephant , ' he replied with seasonable tact , ' I leave my King . And I leave
as well my little child just beginning to smile and my calf beginning to frolic . '
Hearing which , the heart of Shaka was touched and he ordered the man ' s
We have heard that our King is near the Colony , and we want to return , as we
understand that the Governor will protect the neighbouring tribes , and our King
was not aware of it before our leaving Natal . We also hear that Lieutenant King is
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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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