No Longer at This Address – From King George V Avenue to Mazisi Kunene Avenue

Last week we wrote about the book, Emperor Shaka the Great, which is finally being published in its original isiZulu. This week we thought that we would focus on its author, Professor Mazisi Kunene, freedom fighter, literary icon and poet. Kunene spent much of his adult life abroad, but never lost ties with his fellow activists back home, actively … Read more

Emperor Shaka the Great

First published in 1979 Emperor Shaka the Great details the exploits of King Shaka, and the considerable advances in state structure and military technology made during his reign. It is a book that has been much debated over the years, with the author, the late Professor Mazisi Kunene, often criticised for glamourising the life of King Shaka, who is … Read more