"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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With other lads of like age , he would go up to kleza ( i . e . drink milk squirted
direct from the udder into his mouth ) at one or other of the numerous military
kraals , there to tend no longer his father ' s but the king ' s herds . This was an ...
Temporary shelters ( amadlangala ) had been built within a radius of two miles of
the Royal kraal ; the military kraals IsiKlebe and Belebele lay within three and five
miles respectively , and there was consequently sufficient accommodation for ...
and sticks in orderly lines , high - stepping on to the parade ground , in their all
but nude state , they presented a grand sight of military precision wedded to
natural feminine glory . A murmur of admiration greeted them from all the
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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
Zululand and the Zulus in the late Eighteenth Century
Birth and Exile
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