Chaka by Thomas Mofolo

Chaka is the most famous novel by the writer Thomas Mofolo of Lesotho. Written in Sotho, it is a mythic retelling of the story of the rise and fall of the Zulu emperor-king Shaka. It was named one of the twelve best works of African literature of the 20th century by a panel organized by Ali Mazrui. The book has been translated into English on two separate occasions. Originally translated by F. H. Dutton, it was first published in 1931 by Oxford University Press. In 1981 it was published in Heinemann's African Writers Series.

The 1060th greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Chaka: une épopée bantoue (French Edition) Kindle Edition 1119449 $2.99 2017
Chaka! Through the Fire Hardcover 357663 $32.00 $2.00 2003
Chaka the Sequoia Paperback 3940566 $22.79 $24.88 2019
Africa, pequeno Chaka / Africa, Little Chaka (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 4273666 $11.99 $5.55 2011
Chaka! Through the Fire Hardcover 1509935 $40.31 $4.46 2003
Chaka Hardcover 13988727 $43.00
Afrique petit chaka Album 1656341 $6.43 $14.00 2010
Chaka Kindle Edition 668428 $9.57 2013
Africa pequeno chaka (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 14256233 $27.78 $26.78 2007
Sous l'orage (Kany): Roman ; suivi de, La mort de Chaka : pièce en cinq tableaux Mass Market Paperback 991326 $4.99 $7.55 2000
Chaka: The New African Translation (Unisa Flame) Paperback 5224430 $20.00 $26.90 2017
Chaka Zulu. Paperback 18950073 $3.77 2000
Chaka Zulu: Roman (Manesse Bibliothek der Weltliteratur) (German Edition) Hardcover 18808696 $55.00
Chaka Paperback 986574 $15.50 $11.07 2013
Chaka (African Writers Series) Paperback 1507541 $7.61 $2.02 1981