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"BULALA abaTagati" means in Zulu, "Kill the Wizards!" These were the words Zulu king Dingane used in 1838, when ordering his bodyguards to execute the Boer emissaries, shortly after their mutual signing of a land treaty.  

The gripping tale of the beginnings of a small, brave, Christian nation born of both extremes of the emotional spectrum: conflict, turmoil, and tragedy as well as love, dedication, and adventure—this exciting historical account of the history of South Africa (from earliest times to the end of the 2nd Anglo-Boer War at the dawn of the 20th Century) is woven as a rich tapestry into the form of a novel.  

Dutch, English, French Huguenot, German, Indian, Irish, Khoi, Malay, Portuguese, Scots, Xhosa, Zulu and other peoples struggle with and against each other in this factual account, which depicts the events as they happened, as well as the beliefs in the hearts and the thoughts in the minds of those people during those times; yet while this moving saga reveals how and why things were done as they were, it does so without condemning or condoning behavior. The reader is free to draw their own conclusions and do their own moralizing.  

Deeply researched, the Scottish-Irish-descended South African-born author traveled over 15,500 miles (25,000 km) across South Africa to every historical site mentioned in the narrative, in his first-hand investigative research. You will learn, laugh, and cry; but more importantly, understand the actual events which transpired in this controversial, southern-most African nation, without the bias of the media or the pressured slant of special-interest groups.  

BULALA is a dramatized historical narrative which is based on factual events but woven into a story. Although this book is written in novel form, most of the characters are actual historical figures, and the vast majority of the events described actually happened, as depicted.  

Apart from being so highly entertaining that you will find it hard to put this book down, the historically accurate presentation will allow the non-South African reader to understand South Africa as well as it can possibly be understood by an outsider. Further, modern nations may possibly learn some lessons and avoid similar pitfalls which may threaten their domestic tranquility, and ultimately, destroy their culture.

Softcover, 392 pages including 3 maps.

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