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Zulu WarriorsThe Battle for the South African Frontier$
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John Laband

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300180312

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300180312.001.0001

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The Meat of Heroes

The Meat of Heroes

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(p.207) Chapter 17 The Meat of Heroes
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Zulu Warriors
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John Laband

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300180312.003.0017

In the Zulu kingdom, the most successful of the warring chiefs was Shaka, who seized the throne of the little Zulu chieftainship in the valley of the White Mfolozi River from his half-brother in 1816. This chapter discusses Shaka's rule over the entire region and the ways in which he exemplified the warrior hero as conceived by the amaZulu.

Keywords:   Zulu, Shaka, chieftainship, White Mfolozi River, warrior hero, amaZulu

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