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Shaka

SKU: W9623
This biography draws on the last two decades of historical research to reassess the eyewitness accounts and use newly available oral traditions.

We all picture Shaka as a lean, mean, assegai-wielding warrior-king, the military genius who founded the Zulu nation. In fact, we don’t actually know when he was born, what he looked like, or exactly when he died. Almost every other story you’ve heard is probably either wrong or contested. This biography draws on the last two decades of historical research to reassess the eyewitness accounts and use newly available oral traditions. The picture that emerges is astonishingly different from the popular stereotype.

About the author
Dan Wylie
teaches English at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. His book Myth of Iron: Shaka in History (2006) is the first full-length scholarly biographical study of Shaka.

Parameters of Book: Book
Author: Dan Wylie
ISBN: 9781770099623
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431401826
ePUB ISBN: 9781431406913
mobi file ISBN: 9781431406920
Size (mm): 180x110mm
Pages: 160pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011-03-24