Shaka II Author:Mike Resnick Shaka II is another tale set within the African culture by Resnick. — Shaka was the only Zulu leader who helped the Zulu nation beat back the British and form their own empire. Robert ole Buthelezi believes the Zulu nation needs to reimerge and he's going to be the second coming of Shaka. Robert ole Buthelezi is a man of destiny, ... more »the one the Zulu nation has waited for...the ancient one the prophesies talk about. He is the reincarnation of the great leader Shaka: he will unite his people, he will lead massive forces of spaceships to conquer whole worlds, and he will establish an empire among the stars. He is the leader of the Zulus: their savior, their king, their ruthless tyrant.
A man named John is the half-brother to Robert. John watches as Robert becomes a small official and then the President of South Africa. After that he takes his Zulu nation to the stars and creates a new Zulu nation in space. John watches all of this and while he is impressed he does not agree with the tyrannical ways this comes about. Who will save Robert ole Buthelezi from himself?