The Zulu Kings: At Bay (2020)

The Zulu Kings: At Bay Penny Howcroft The Zulu Kings At Bay This the third book in the Zulu Kings trilogy will appeal to the student of history and indeed to anyone with an interest in what is undoubtedly a crucial segment of South Africa s past Based on me
  • Title: The Zulu Kings: At Bay
  • Author: Penny Howcroft
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Kindle Edition
The Zulu Kings: At Bay Penny Howcroft This, the third book in the Zulu Kings trilogy, will appeal to the student of history and, indeed to anyone with an interest in what is undoubtedly a crucial segment of South Africa s past Based on meticulous research into the tragic decline of the Zulu kingdom, it is a riveting account about death in all its many forms the death of childhood, the death of love, the deatThis, the third book in the Zulu Kings trilogy, will appeal to the student of history and, indeed to anyone with an interest in what is undoubtedly a crucial segment of South Africa s past Based on meticulous research into the tragic decline of the Zulu kingdom, it is a riveting account about death in all its many forms the death of childhood, the death of love, the death of honour, the death of a state.The Zulu way of life is threatened when events suddenly propel Britain into the Anglo Zulu War of 1879 Here are the movements of armies and peoples Here are the battles and the individual acts of heroism Here are the intrigues that make Colonel Anthony Durnford the scapegoat for the defeat of the British at Isandlwana, while the portrayal of Frances Ellen Colenso s personal anguish make it richer than a melodrama when she passionately defends her lover Also vividly described are the battles of Rorke s Drift, Hlobane, Khambula and Ulundi The capture and exile of King Cetshwayo and his farcical restoration ensures the bitter Zulu civil war, which further erodes Zulu material strength Harriette Colenso takes the lead on behalf of King Dinuzulu in crusading against colonial injustice and exploitation But Zululand passes into the hands of its colonial masters and the embattled Zulu royal house faces an uncertain future under the ever powerful clutches of a racist government.The author imparts a sense of immediacy to the story, powerfully evoking the mood of the times There can be no doubt that readers will feel that they know old Zululand and Natal intimately after savouring the images evoked by these pages.Penny Howcroft n e Denoon Stevens was born in Umzinto, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa She graduated from the University of Natal, was a teacher for fifteen years, a lecturer in Fine Arts at the University of South Africa, Pretoria, and an education journalist at The Star newspaper, Johannesburg Thus, she views the land with the eye of an artist and the mind of an educator Her love for the Zulu country and for the Zulu reveals itself in every line of text.
The Zulu Kings: At Bay Penny Howcroft

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