"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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After some twenty head of cattle had been killed for the victors and the
vanquished , Dingiswayo told Buza , the commander of the Izi - cwe regiment , to
present Shaka to him . He had already had a very favourable report on his first
battle , and ...
Now , whereas the British Army had to conquer only the area at present known as
Zululand - some 10 , 000 square miles - Shaka brought under his direct rule an
area more than ten times as great , whilst his ' Shadow ' hovered over territory ...
Matiwane and his Ngwanes , who four years earlier had settled in the present
district of Bergville , with their rear and flanks securely guarded by the towering ,
and now in winter , snow - clad mountains . Their front was fairly well protected by
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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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