Given the mythical status of King Shaka it’s surprising that before now no one has thought to tell the tale of this (in)famous ruler in the form of a comic book! Shaka Rising: A Legend of the Warrior Prince is the first book in the African Graphic Novel Series by Durban-born artist, Luke Molver. It tells the story of of the rise to power of a shrewd young prince who forms a new kingdom through warfare, mediation, and alliances that would slay the toughest of politicians!
The book, which was released at the beginning o this year, has been incredibly well received, with the likes of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Journal of Books giving the comic high praise! Recently, Alliance Francaise hosted a local launch for the book, with the author in attendance.