Dan Wylie teaches in the Department of English at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He has published Savage Delight: White Myths of Shaka (2000); a memoir of the Rhodesian war, Dead Leaves (2002); and some volumes of poetry.
Listed in: African Studies · History · African History
Myth of Iron is the first book-length scholarly study of the famous Zulu leader Shaka to be published. It lays out, as far as possible, all the available evidence — mainly hitherto underutilized Zulu oral testimonies, supported by other documentary sources — and decides, item by item, legend by legend, what exactly we can know about Shaka’s reign.