Legends of the African lakes

tales from Malawi and the great lakes of Africa by Ann Walton

Publisher: Central Africana in Blantyre, Malawi

Written in English
Published: Pages: 88 Downloads: 203
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Edition Notes

Statementretold by Ann Walton ; illustrations by Gillian Mathew.
ContributionsMathew, Gillian, 1961-
LC ClassificationsMLCS 98/01149 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. :
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL527254M
ISBN 109990814090
LC Control Number98981487

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earlier, this book discusses salient points of intellectual controversy and provocation. For many years a number of scholars in the-so-called developed world believed and argued vehemently that the African has no history.

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Shaka (sometimes spelled Tshaka, Tchaka or Chaka; c. – c. 22 September ) was a Zulu leader. He is widely credited with transforming the Zulu from a small tribe into the beginnings of a nation-state that held sway over the large portion of Southern Africa that stretches between the Phongolo and Mzimkhulu rivers.

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