Lokal is Lekker: King Shaka



Title: King Shaka
Author: Luke W. Molver
Series: African Graphic Novel Series #2
Publisher: Story Press Africa
Publication Date: 01 October 2019
Source: LAPA Uitgewers/ Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Rating: 4.75 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:

Shaka has fought his brother to the death for rulership of the Zulu. Now king of the southern chiefdoms, Shaka seeks to uplift his people, consolidate alliances, and expand the reach of his power. But challenges both external and internal threaten his rule. A rogue military unit exacts revenge on its enemies. Land-hungry Europeans arrive and ingratiate themselves with Shaka, even while plotting their own path to power. And closer to home, Shaka’s own brothers conspire in secret.

Book Review:

Following the events of Shaka Rising (you can find my review here), King Shaka continues the story of Shaka as he faces new challenges and foes who stand against the world he wishes to create. This series continues to be immersive and informative. I love how accessible these retellings of history are as the graphic novel is easy to follow. The artist continues to do an amazing job with the illustrations in this series. I think that his style works well with the story being told. I've really enjoyed learning more about Shaka as there were some things that I didn't know before. I think this graphic novel series provides a rich context for the historical heroes that we are familiar with today and I am looking forward to seeing who will be featured next.

Boek Resensie: (translation by Hantie Ferreira)


Na aanleiding van die gebeure van Shaka Rising (my resensie kan hier gevolg word), King Shaka volg op die stories van Shaka waar hy uitdagings en vyande aandurf wat nie sy idee van ‘n nuwe wêreld deel nie. Die reeks is deurgaans meeslepend en insiggewend. Ek is baie ingenome met hoe toeganklik die oorvertelling van geskiedenis in hierdie grafiese roman is.
Die kunstenaar doen deurlopend ‘n uitstekende werk met die illustrasies in die reeks. Ek voel dat sy styl die storielyn komplimenteer. Ek het dit terdeë geniet om meer van Shaka te leer, aangesien daar informasie is waarvan ek geensins bewus was nie. Ek is oortuig dat hierdie reeks ‘n ryk samehang van die histories helde waarmee ons bekend is weergee; en ek sien uit om weet waarmee hulle volgende voorendag gaan kom.


Yours in Reading,
Melleny

Comments

Popular posts