"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.
Results 1-3 of 56
Shaka ' s father , Senzangakona , a young Chieftain of the Zulu clan , is said by
the Zulu tradition to have come upon his mother , Nandi , while she was bathing
in a woodland pool and , fired by her beauty , to have boldly asked for the ...
As the young Zulu State grew , its magnetic power increased , and by peaceful
means drew within its orbit the small states of Sikakane , Mpungose and Ndlovu .
It was about this time that a young petty chief , Mzilikazi Kumalo , the future ...
The Young Cockerel is getting over - bold and must have his comb clipped . Let
the Belebele Brigade deal with him , ' Shaka ordered . These old veterans would
brook no nonsense , especially from a youngster like Mzilikazi . They made a ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
26 other sections not shown