INSILA, the eyes and ears of the king, translated by Thembani Ndiya Nene and Robert Mshengu Mshengu Kavanagh, edited with introductory material by Robert Mshengu Kavanagh

: Dube (J.)

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185pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017


A new English translation of the Zulu novel, "Insila kaShaka", about a young man who flees the Zulu Royal Court after Shaka's murder, first published in 1931.

John Dube (1871-1946) established the Christian Industrial School, later called the Ohlanga Institute, in 1901. Two years later he founded "Illanga IaseNatali, the first newspaper in isiZulu. He was also the first President of the South African National Native Council.