A Maji Maji Chronicle

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Categories: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing/Double Dragon eBooks | Date published: 05/08/2006

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Zhorr, a grand magician of Diaspora, travels back in time with his apprentice son to 1905AD, into the heart of a small Ngoni village at the mouth of rebellion. Eugen M. Bacon speaks about A Maji Maji Chronicle: Historical myths or events offer excellent background for time travel in science fiction, especially where paradoxes and anomalies can indicate variant historical outcomes. Early in the 20th century, the Ngoni were a fierce ethnic group, distant cousins to King Shaka of the Zulu kingdom. Way before the scramble and partition of Africa, ethnic groups had dispersed across the continent, and this particular Ngoni group set habitat in what later became known as German East Africa. In great defiance to harsh methods of forced labor imposed upon them by colonialists, the Ngoni took up arms in what is historically documented as The Maji Maji Rising. Maji is a Swahili word for water. Belief holds that a witchdoctor gave warriors a magic potion that would turn German bullets to water. The Maji Maji rebellion sets the premise of this story.