review ZULU-LAND

Lewis Grout has been a missionary for many years in the Zulu-region in South Africa. He was sent to this area by an American missionary organisation. He did much research into the lifestyle of the people he met, he published a grammar of the Zulu-language.  In this book he writes extensively about the life of the Zulu. Some attention is also paid to missionary work done by several organizations. But not only this he pays attention to the birds and the bees as well. Once a while his descriptions become a bit boring, but people in his days had not the diversion of the social media. A book was a very social medium in those days.

The book is a reprint, so the pictures in the book are not very clear. It would have been nice to have a good map in the book, so one can travel along with Lewis.

Lewis Grout – Zulu-land: or life among the Zulu-Kafirs of Natal and Zulu-land South Africa – Philadelphia 1864 (reprint 2010) -351 pages


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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