By Thomas Mofolo. Translated from the Sethoto by Daniel P. (Mazisi) Kunene
Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc. (2013 ©1981); First Sethoto edition: 1925
This is a mythic, novelized retelling of the rise and tragic fall of the great Shaka Zulu (1787-1828), also called uShaka (Zulu) or Chaka (Sesotho), king of the Zulus.
Named one of the twelve best works of African literature of the 20th century at the 2002 Zimbabwe International Book Fair.