Myth of Iron: Shaka in History

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Over the decades we have heard a great deal about Shaka, the most famous - or infamous - of Zulu leaders. It may come as a surprise, therefore, that we do not know when he was born, nor what he looked like, nor precisely when or why he was assassinated. In Shaka's case, even these most basic facts of any person's biography remain locked in obscurity. Meanwhile the public image, sometimes monstrous, sometimes heroic, juggernauts on - truly a 'myth of iron' that is so intriguing, so dramatic, so archetypal, and sometimes so ...

Myth of Iron: Shaka in History 2008, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821418482

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Myth of Iron: Shaka in History 2008, James Currey

ISBN-13: 9780852554418

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Myth of Iron: Shaka in history 2008, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, Scottsville, Kwazulu-Natal

ISBN-13: 9781869141530

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Myth of Iron: Shaka in History 2006, University of Kwazulu Natal Press

ISBN-13: 9781869140472

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