"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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The two converging 'horns' were closing in on them too, and within these 'horns'
were the now terrified women spectators. It was useless for a Butelezi warrior to
throw down his spears and expect the age-old custom of making him a prisoner ...
These sorcerers were women whom Mbiya named, or at least indicated. Half a
dozen luckless women were soon afterwards brought before Shaka and he
denounced them as being instrumental in causing Nandi's death, for how
For instance, which other women were present in the hut with us ?' There was no
response. 'You know very well that all that happened between us was a little love
-play which quite precludes the possibility of any pregnancy. Have you any ...
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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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