"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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whelmed with superstitious dread, and the enormity of being unconscious
mediums of witchcraft, that they became mentally and physically paralysed, and it
was exceedingly rare for any one of them ever to make even an attempt to
'Sanctuary is only granted to those who escape after being "smelt out" for
witchcraft. You were not charged with witchcraft, but with cheating for your own
ends, and your own colleagues have found you guilty. It is merely a question of
how you ...
Only those who practise witchcraft resort to that.' 'I did it to gain the power of all
those chiefs. If a chief is above the ordinary laws applying to witchcraft, how much
more so am I, a Queen, above them? How, then, can I be accused of witchcraft?
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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
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