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Zulu War: The Story of Jabulani is a fictional diary written by Vince Cross. It is the eighth book with a male protagonist in My Story and the nineteenth overall. The book was published in December 2002 with Indian Mutiny. It was preceded by Indian Mutiny and followed by a reprint of a Dear America book, retitled Mayflower.


"To Amy, Michael, Catherine, Ruth, Peter and Veronica
With thanks for opening my eyes

Book description[]

"March 1879
I ran and ran, screaming the worst curses I knew, hurtling completely alone into the enemy lines. There was thunder in my ears, but no lightning struck me down as I threw myself at the red soldiers, lashing out at their faces with my fists. They must have been amazed to see a Zulu boy suddenly dive into their shallow trenches, but in a moment they'd swarmed over me and pinned me to the ground... For the next hour, while the battle raged around me, I lay struggling under the body of an English soldier as he handed up ammunition to his comrades...



Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Zulu War characters


Main article: Vince Cross


  • The portrait on the cover is a detail from a 1900 photograph published in The Living Races of Mankind and licensed from the Mary Evans Picture Library. The background image was from Peter Newark's Pictures.[4][5]


  2. Present day South Africa
  3. Prologue and epilogue set during May 1882.
  4. Zulu War, Vince Cross, page 2
  5. The Living Races of Mankind (Volume 2), Sir Harry Johnston and H.N. Hutchinson, page 50

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My Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

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