Saturday, March 22, 2008

Unknown Birthday: Shaka

Shaka, ruler
c. 1787-ca. Sept. 22, 1828

Shaka: King of the Zulus by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema, illustrated by Diane Stanley (HarperTrophy, 1994)

A respected leader, this story of Shaka's childhood and rise to power in southern Africa is a story of perseverance.

Some information about the Zulu Tribe is available from the University of Iowa.