The King's Assegai A Matabili Story

By: Bertram Mitford
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The King's Assegai: A Matabili Story" by Bertram Mitford is a gripping historical fiction novel that immerses readers in the heart of Africa during a time of colonialism and tribal warfare. Mitford's novel, a thrilling adventure set in South Africa, follows the epic tale of the Matabili people and their clash with colonial forces. Through vivid storytelling, Mitford explores the complexities of cultural clash and the fierce battles between the indigenous Zulu warriors and the encroaching colonial powers. As the narrative unfolds, readers are transported to a world of intrigue and exploration, where the fate of nations hangs in the balance. Mitford's portrayal of the Matabili people and their struggle for survival against colonial oppression is both compelling and thought-provoking, shedding light on a turbulent period in South African history. With its richly drawn characters and sweeping landscapes, "The King's Assegai" stands as a testament to Mitford's skill as a storyteller. Through themes of adventure and cultural conflict, Mitford delivers a powerful narrative that resonates with readers long after the final page is turned.

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Bertram Mitford

Bertram Mitford FRGS (13 June 1855–4 October 1914) was a colonial writer, novelist, essayist, and cultural critic who published forty-four books, the majority of which were set in South Africa. He was a contemporary of H Rider Haggard. He was a Mitford family member and the third son of Edward Ledwich Osbaldeston Mitford (1811-1912). In 1895, he became the 31st Lord of the Manor of Mitford, succeeding his brother Colonel John Philip Osbaldeston Mitford. He died in 1912 at Mitford Hall in Northumberland. Bertram Mitford was born in Bath in 1855, educated at Hurstpierpoint College in Sussex, traveled to southern Africa in 1874, lived in Cheltenham in 1881, married Zima Helen Gentle, daughter of Alfred Ebden, on March 9, 1886 in Brighton, had daughter Yseulte Helen on June 3, 1887 (died July 1969), son Roland Bertram on June 17, 1891 (died April 16, 1932), lived in London in 1891, and died of liver disease in 1914 in Cowfold, Sussex. He belonged to four London clubs: The Junior Athenaeum, Savage, the New Vagabond, and the Wigwam.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 116pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362767856
  • ISBN-13: 9789362767851
  • Item Weight: 150.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.82mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical