"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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means of a circular cut starting on the perimeter of the skin and finishing in the
centre . This gave a very long thong , an inch wide , which was cut into fifty - foot
lengths , and being raw , they tain selected warriors were told to practise throwing
she called to the councillors . None dared reply till Shaka guessed : ' She means
ntlaka ' ( the Zulu word for gum ) . This obviously indicated Mdlaka , the
generalissimo of the army , who was sitting at Shaka ' s fedaka , the generalico :
Word for ...
The term does not specifically mean , “ beast of the sea ' , but any powerful and
dangerous animal with the stress on ' powerful ' . ... In that case Isi - Lokazana
would have been used , which means anything which is creepy - crawly or low .
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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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