Zulu Empire Decolonised: The Epic Story of the Zulu from Pre-Colonial Times to the 21st century (Paperback)
The first ever written Zulu history book covering 800 years of authentic history, written from the traditional Zulu perspective. This riveting and climatic saga describes in detail how King Shaka kaSenzangakhona constructed a formidable military empire out of a small, humble Zulu community. The author uses the royal lineage of the Zulu kings as the golden thread to tie the narration of the Zulu nation together. With mise-en-scene, descriptive historical events uncovered and woven together with never-before-told, intimate details of the Zulu royal household; the reader gains a holistic and evenly weighted understanding of the Zulu empire outside of the European perspective. With a foreword of endorsement in authenticity written by the reigning sovereign Zulu King, the book starts with the Zulu perspective of creation, Zulu mythology, culture and their unparalleled military feats. It describes how seasons are interpreted, the names of the planets, stars as well as the structure of the Zulu calendar. It details how King Shaka kaSenzangakhona invented genius military strategies to achieve the impossible and defeated the great British army at iSandlwana, at its peak during the colonial era. Zulu Empire Decolonised is packed with critical historical events that shaped the outcome of what we know of the Zulu nation and democratic 21st century South Africa.