"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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Dingiswayo ordered the Izi-cwe regiment to parade before him in the front line,
with the other two regiments in the rear. He then addressed the Izi-cwe regiment
and thanked it for the day's work : he called for Shaka, Nqoboka and Mgobozi to ...
The In-Dabankulu regiment was hardest hit of all, with nearly all its members hors
dc combat. With them Mdlaka left all the other unfit and an appropriate guard of fit
warriors, with a promise to send them any spare cattle he could capture.
From a regiment of bulls we had all been temporarily transformed into a regiment
of oxen. Still it is better to be a live ox than a dead bull, particularly if the disability
is but temporary. 'At last the Great Elephant was satisfied. Indeed he was so ...
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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
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