King Shaka: Zulu Legend

(Foreword by) (Various Artists (VMI))
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Story Press Africa
Publish Date
Pages
96
Dimensions
6.4 X 0.3 X 9.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781946498939

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About the Author

Dr Sibongiseni Mkhize is the Chief Executive Officer of the South African State Theatre in Pretoria, South Africa.
Luke W. Molver is a writer & illustrator who believes comic books are the purest language of imagination. He lives in Durban, on the verdant east coast of South Africa, where reality continues to interfere with his life. He is the author/illustrator for Shaka Rising: A Legend of the Warrior Prince, which the Wall Street Journal called admirable and nuanced.

Reviews

"Shaka's story, having been largely passed down through oral tradition, is impeccably researched. Molver's sweeping, epic scenes highlight the importance of Shaka's presence in African history, and the dark, rich colors intensify the underlying struggle between colonial influences and Shaka's quest to defend the Zulu culture. An engaging, panoramic introduction to an important figure in African history. Recommended for collections serving older teens." --School Library Journal
"... a bright, brilliant, dark, and turbulent story ..." --New York Journal of Books
"The graphic novels - Shaka Rising and the sequel, King Shaka - are imaginative, engaging, and innovative ways of narrating the legend of Shaka [...] Characterization of the people in these comic books is very appealing. The illustrations are superbly designed, colorful, and support the storyline concisely. Molver shows deep understanding of Zulu history and culture. [...] Highly Recommended."-- Africa Access Review
"[I]llustrated in a bold, rich, exciting way" --Mail & Guardian (South Africa)