• The Eight Zulu Kings

  • From Shaka to Goodwill Zwelithini
  • By: John Laband
  • Narrated by: Silas Lekgoathis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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By: John Laband
Narrated by: Silas Lekgoathis
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In The Eight Zulu Kings, well-respected and widely published historian John Laband examines the reigns of the eight Zulu kings from 1816 to the present.

Starting with King Shaka, the renowned founder of the Zulu kingdom, he charts the lives of the kings Dingane, Mpande, Cetshwayo, Dinuzulu, Solomon and Cyprian, to today’s King Goodwill Zwelithini, whose role is little more than ceremonial.

In the course of this investigation, Laband places the Zulu monarchy in the context of African kingship and tracks and analyses the trajectory of the Zulu kings from independent and powerful precolonial African rulers to largely powerless traditionalist figures in post-apartheid South Africa.

©2018 Text: John Laband; Published edition: Jonathan Ball Publishers (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
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  • Categories: History

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Good book. Terrible, terrible narration.

The book is actually quite good. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Zulu history. Well researched, well written. Although the author's obsession with the size of Zulu kings' thighs is a bit strange. Could be his cultural background maybe?

The work is let down by an unprofessional, maybe uninterested narrator. It's hard to describe just how bad the narration really is. Save to say, if you can, rather get the hard copy. Only get this audiobook if you absolutely must. It's awful.