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.