Maiwa’s Revenge

Author: Henry Rider Haggard


It may be well to state that the incident of the "Thing that
bites" recorded in this tale is not an effort of the imagination.
On the contrary, it is "plagiarized." Mandara, a well-known chief
on the east coast of Africa, has such an article, /and uses it/.
In the same way the wicked conduct attributed to Wambe is not
without a precedent. T’Chaka, the Zulu Napoleon, never allowed a
child of his to live. Indeed he went further, for on discovering
that his mother, Unandi, was bringing up one of his sons in
secret, like Nero he killed her, and with his own hand.


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Chicago: Henry Rider Haggard, "Preface," Maiwa’s Revenge, ed. Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915 and trans. Evans, Sebastian in Maiwa’s Revenge Original Sources, accessed May 20, 2024,

MLA: Haggard, Henry Rider. "Preface." Maiwa’s Revenge, edited by Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915, and translated by Evans, Sebastian, in Maiwa’s Revenge, Original Sources. 20 May. 2024.

Harvard: Haggard, HR, 'Preface' in Maiwa’s Revenge, ed. and trans. . cited in , Maiwa’s Revenge. Original Sources, retrieved 20 May 2024, from