There’s a new, beautifully-illustrated graphic novel on the shelves called, King Shaka, Zulu Legend, by Luke W. Molver. In the book, Shaka Zulu claws his way to the throne after wrestling a turbulent and oft-times violent kingdom from his brother. Shaka hopes to be a good, strong and progressive leader, but danger and intrigue is everywhere. Family members seek to overthrow him, his aunt, “The King Maker”, is petitioned daily to withdraw her allegiance and give it to another more strategic ruler, and dangerous whites with a total disregard for Africans and African life are expanding on the continent. Shaka must decide whether to let them live and thrive or kill them to appease his advisors.
Age Range: 12-18 years
Grade Level: 7th and up
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Story Press Africa (October 1, 2019)
Shipping Weight: 9 ounces