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This novel is the first of many works of literature that takes the great Zulu leader, king, and emperor as its subject.
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Overview

This novel is the first of many works of literature that takes the great Zulu leader, king, and emperor as its subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435902292
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 1/1/1983
  • Series: African Writers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 4.73 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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  • Posted December 10, 2011

    Read and experience

    Thomas Mofolo took me on a tale. I became a character between the pages, and read through it to quickly. Mofolo left me wanting more. Historical tid-bits, fiction and non-fiction make for a deciphering read. For a history buff like me, it's all gravy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2000

    It pulls you in once you get past the setting and historical backdrop.

    I enjoyed this novel. I saw the miniseries when I was a teenager and then read the novel for a African Lit. course. It not only tells the dramatic tale of Chaka's rise and fall, it gives a very descriptive image of African tribal life, traditions and customs. Being that it is written by an African, the audience can gather that he deals with delicate subject matter in a respectful manner. Keep in mind that everything is not historically accurate, Mofolo adds some twists and turns to make the story more exciting and engaging.

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