Chaka

Chaka

Author: 
Mofolo, Thomas
Place: 
London
Publisher: 
Heinemann
Phys descriptions: 
xxiii, 168p
Date published: 
1981
Record type: 
ISBN: 
0435902296
Bar code: 
1013459
Call No: 
82-3 MOF
Abstract: 

Chaka is the illegitimate first-born son of Senzangakhona, a local chieftain and Nandi, daughter of Bhebhe, the past chief of the Elangeni tribe. His father, fearing ridicule from his wives and people repudiates the boy Chaka and his mother. It is this repudiation that fuel's Chaka's uncontrollable and pathological ambition for power leading to the moral destruction of the character and subsequent death. As cited by the O. R. Dathorne "The historical Chaka is only the impetus for Mofolo's psychological study of the nature of repudiation."

Language: 
Series: 
African writers
Date created: 
Monday, February 22, 2010