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A Position To JudgeBefore position to judgeBefore book I knew something of the times following Shaka s reign of what became of the Zulu nation but this explained so much how the Zulu army became so The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction disciplined so feared in battle why Shaka s name was still spoken in awe so long after hiseath and why the Zulu nation was as impressive as it was So sad we the English were responsible for its ultimate Understanding Shutter Speed demise A great loss to Africa and the worldIf you re interested in the history of the Zulus or just want to read the fascinating life story of a fascinating man this book is well worth your time Highly recommended Mr Ritter has put Shaka s reign in its proper prospective using 1st hand accounts of people that liveduring his life Using The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse diaries of Englishmen who lived among the Zulu suring Shakas reign He also was fortunate to who lived among the Zulu s Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature during Shakas reign He also was fortunate to the exprtise and papers from paternal grandfather and the oral histories from Zulu elders To really evaluate the life of Shaka you have to breakdown his life into three parts 1 before theeath of his mother 2 The Writing Workshop during the year of mourning of theeath of his mother 3 after the year of his mourning to his Agricultural Engineering death 1 Before theeath of his mother He ruled with a strict abherance of the laws and breaking of the laws ussually ended in Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse death He was fair but harsh and ruled in compassion and incorparated conuered tribes into the Zulu nation He extend his boundries from 100 miles to 100000 miles in approximately 12 years he was a military genuis compared to the likes of Napoleon and wellington He changed native warefare and the glory of the zulu nation that lasted 60 years after hiseath he honoured courage and heroism He loved and honoured his mother all her life He was loved and acclaimed the greatest king in Zulu history 2 During the year of mourning of the How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture death of his mother He becameespondant and suffered from severe An Alien Heat depression During this time period is when a majority of his most atrocious and ruthless killings took place 3 after the year of mourning to hiseath When he was himself again he went back to his earlier personality He always had a thirst for knowledge and he wanted the Zulu nation to be Like English able to read and write and to start an education amoungst the nation His reign was cut short before he could fulfill his vision for the Zulu Nation He is still thought of as one of the two most loved and greatest kings in Zulu history. Zed an immense army of skilled and isciplined warriors conuering and pacifying a territory larger than Europ.
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This is undoubtedly a fascinating story of the life of Shaka Zulu the founder of the Zulu nation Unfortunately the escriptions of torture were so graphic that I was unable to finish reading the book It is rare That I Give Up On A Book I give up on a
this one made me feel physically sick am eeply aware of human s capability to inflict pain on each other but this was one step beyond for me I m afraid Well written biography of the founder of The Zulu Nation Buy Zulu nation Buy or Burn Buy If you can find itThe best account of one of history s most interesting leadersOne Word Magisterial As is the case with any oral history there is likely a significant egree of fantasy thrown in for effect That being said the author Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings did very well sourcing everything he could from particular persons and his experience living alongside the Zulu s albeit not in Shaka s time put him in a uniue position The story itself is very interesting and paints a vivid picture of the man that Shaka was Extreme in both tenderness and cruelty I particularly enjoyed the conversations that Shaka had with the Europeans his early recognition of their power was both well spotted and ominousHighly recommended for anyone wishing to learn about ShakaBayete How is this still categorized as non fiction Based on people who write GoodReads reviews this unintentional comedy is still being taken at face value as history Only a couple reviews here mention the historical inaccuracies and even those rate the book positively This is a sort ofarkly comic Zulu mythology written by a colonial apologist Ritter plays a full on omniscient narrator imagining wildly preposterous Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) dialogs and blow by blow accounts of even minor childhood fights most of which are started because young Shaka had a small penis I am not making this up unlike the author Ritter sialog a Gramatica de baza a limbii romane doesn t have a very good grasp of isiZulu eg spelling amaZulu Ama Zulu and translating that the chief in heaven b puts very British words into Zulu mouths In one of his first battles Shaka yells to his troops Stab lads stab Later Shaka observes like a regular Churchhill As I pointed out in the very beginning this form of warfare is stupid when warriors have to throw away their weapons This bc Ritter is big on the historicallyubious idea that Shaka reinvented African infantry weapons along with strategies combat uniforms and even logisticsOf Shaka s various generals One uses an oversized spiked club to hold back an attacking army at the river and thereafter man club are called Watcher of the Ford and referred to as Watcher for the rest of the book One is killed in battle but later found to be snoring underneath a pile of corpses One bravely Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature dies on theay he is prophesied to ie attacking in the van as the personification of a bat. Shaka Zulu was founder of the Zulu nation a born leader and a brilliant general This remarkable king was a co. .book this one made me feel physically sick
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born general Integrating Cleveland Baseball discerned character at a glance Shakaefeats a giant who had been tormenting a village for years Multiple times he tricks his witch The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol doctors and calls them out as fraudsThat last one is part of a theme Shaka abandoned traditional African values ie superstition and spontaneouslyeveloped rational Grassroots Leviathan democratic ideals along w a very British sort of stiff upper lip militaryiscipline But funny not haha funny Shaka s wisdom and rationality fall apart when white men show up later in his life for instance when he childishly begs an English musket corps to join him in battle w their magic tentZero stars As History One Star As history One star as Five stars as a near perfect example of the colonial fetishization of the Zulu myth This one is in my top 5 of all time Such an interesting character in history Shaka Zulu was a contemporary of Napolean and controlled land mass than Napolean ever id Great stories in this book and really interesting background on why the Zulu nation is so proud today At the ouset I felt this book might be a little too gruesome but the 910 year old class who I read it to really seemed to enjoy it It involves The author was born in 1890 in what is now known as Zulu land and wrote this book in 1955 After the first Boar War the author s father was appointed Native Commissioner and the author learned the Zulu language from his nurses and the time he spent with Zulu families This book is a biography of the founder of the Zulu Nation his methods of combining small tribal groups into a single cohesive nation and his methods of efending this nation To me this was a great read about history of Southern Africa and written in a narrative format not just a list of Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises dry facts and figures A lot of the information provided to the author was handedown via oral history with a lot of it verified by ocumented history in the later years of Shaka s life 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 innovator master tactician talented General and empire Builder He Would Be Spoken he would be spoken in the same terms as Napoleon or Alexander The Great or the armies of Rome However he lived in Africa and was black and except for a select few no one outside of Africa knew of his amazing achievements his innovations in battle his moulding of a isparate group of tribes into one Zulu nation and not always through force either Yes he could be brutal but no than many kings and emperors in Europe at the time But he also showed great care for his people and in particular his warriors Nevertheless he would be considered a savage by the civilised inte. Ntemporary of Napolean and his achievements rivalled the Emperor's For in the space of twelve years he organi.a born general iscerned character at a glance