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Posted on Tuesday 30th July
The author's Zulu War display has pride of place in the front window of the Waterstones branch on Tenterden High Street, with The Tribe That Washed Its Spears as the main focus. The book is an examination of the Zulu nation's brief and bloody history from the time of King Shaka through to today. It is also a tribute to a brave warrior nation who have resisted invasion by both the Boers and the British - yet today they are arguably Britain's best friends in Africa - they certainly make our visitors to Zululand most welcome.
Also on display and for sale is a selection of the author's other books published by Pen & Sword, including Who's Who in the Zulu War (volumes 1 and 2), which are now available as eBooks, Isandlwana and Forgotten Battles of the Zulu War
The author is well known by the community at Rorke's Drift for his on-going support to their school and church- both on the original battlefield site. He also built the Zulu Village at Rorke's Drift which employs ten local people and which gives visitors to this isolated community, and its famous battlefield, a perspective into the Zulu way of life.
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The Tribe That Washed its Spears(Hardback - 222 pages)
by Adrian Greaves
The vast majority of books on the Zulus concentrate on their stunning victory at Isandlwana over the invading British Army and the tragedy of their subsequent defeat during the Anglo-Zulu Wars.
By tracing the long and turbulent history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa, where they were not indigenous as were the Koi and San population, and the establishment of Zululand, The Tribe that Washed its Spears is an… Read more...
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