Chaka by Thomas Mofolo

This novel explores the life of Chaka, a legendary leader in Southern Africa who turns into a tyrant due to his insatiable thirst for power. The narrative focuses on his rise to power, his strategic military genius which leads to the expansion of the Zulu Empire, and his eventual downfall due to his increasing brutality and madness. The story is a blend of historical fact and folklore, creating a complex portrait of a man driven by ambition and consumed by his own power.

The 1543rd greatest book of all time


Published
1925
Nationality
South African
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
50,000
Original Language
Sesotho

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