King Shaka Zulu Essay

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    established by the Dutch East Indian Company in 1652. As the Dutch settlers expanded east they encountered the Xhosa people and a series of wars were fought over land and livestock interests (Wikipedia, South Africa n.d.). The British however, wanted control of the area for a waylay station for their colonies in India and Australia, and took over in 1795 while the Dutch were distracted in their war with France. Conflicts naturally arose between the originally Dutch and German settlers (known as the Boers) and the new British colonists. As the two groups competed for land to settle they encountered the Zulu’s and their warrior king Shaka. At each engagement, the Zulu warriors proved to be brave soldiers but were no match against the guns of the colonists; leading to a devastating depopulation of the inlands by the 1820’s (Wikipedia, South Africa n.d.).The Zulu nation was then broken up and some Zulus assisted both the Boers and the English during the Boer War of 1899 - 1902. Promises of emancipation made to them by the British were not honored and a growing resentment grew during the years between union (1910) and the advent of the Afrikaner Nationalists in 1948 (reporter, Short history of South Africa 2012). After secession from the Commonwealth in 1960, the Zulus joined…

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    daughter because they did not like her. They all agreed. When they got to the ochre pit, they grabbed Buhlaluse and threw her into the quarry and buried her alive. They took her clothes, tore them and smeared them with rats blood. After they went back to the king crying and told him that his beloved daughter was eaten by wild beasts, they related how they tried to save her but failed. The king and the whole village were very shocked and saddened by the tragic report. They all started to mourn…

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    on two unique tribes: the Zulu tribe from Southern Africa, and the Masaai tribe from Eastern Africa. Although these two tribes are both from the same continent, their practices of tradition are very different. Their cultures were created long ago so they have very specific traditions that are vital to the culture, and make it what it is. They are sacred traditions. Four aspects of Zulu and Maasai culture that I will be talking about in this paper are birth rituals, coming of age or puberty…

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    been talking about Bektashism for a while, I think it is time to start comparing it to traditions of other religions and beliefs. A tradition that I identify most different with Bektashism, and one that was analyzed by Gluckman in his exerts of Rituals of Rebellion in South-East Africa, is the ritual rebellion of the Zulu women reversing gender roles in order to bring forth agricultural fertility. The Nowkubulwana ceremony attempts at bringing a good harvest through the protest of women’s…

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