Nada the Lily


Read by Phil Benson

(4.9 stars; 14 reviews)

A classic tale of love and revenge set in the Zulu Kingdom of present-day KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. A work of fiction loosely woven around actual historical events, Nada the Lily is unusual in the literature of the British empire for its cast of entirely black African characters. Narrated by Mopo, witch-doctor to the legendary Zulu king, Chaka, and featuring a spectral wolf pack and a cave that becomes a tomb, the novel continues in the spirit of the Alan Quatermain novels that made H. Rider Haggard the best-selling author of the nineteenth century. Nada the Lily was republished in the 1970s as the twentieth volume in the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library, which included nine of Haggard's works. - Summary by Phil Benson (13 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Dedication, Preface and Introduction 24:20 Read by Phil Benson
The Boy Chaka Prophesies 16:53 Read by Phil Benson
Mopo in Trouble 14:20 Read by Phil Benson
Mopo Ventures Home 11:57 Read by Phil Benson
The Flight of Mopo and Baleka 27:19 Read by Phil Benson
Mopo Becomes the King's Doctor 13:02 Read by Phil Benson
The Birth of Umslopogaas 20:41 Read by Phil Benson
Umslopogaas Answers the King 17:48 Read by Phil Benson
The Great Ingomboco 28:07 Read by Phil Benson
The Loss of Umslopogaas 20:09 Read by Phil Benson
The Trial of Mopo 27:22 Read by Phil Benson
The Counsel of Baleka 19:47 Read by Phil Benson
The Tale of Galazi the Wolf 25:04 Read by Phil Benson
Galazi Becomes King of the Wolves 27:21 Read by Phil Benson
The Wolf-Brethren 18:39 Read by Phil Benson
The Death of the King's Slayers 16:22 Read by Phil Benson
Umslopogaas Ventures Out to Win the Axe 17:14 Read by Phil Benson
Umslopogaas Becomes Chief of the People of the Axe 22:22 Read by Phil Benson
The Curse of Baleka 31:17 Read by Phil Benson
Masilo Comes to the Kraal Dugeza 22:19 Read by Phil Benson
Mopo Bargains with the Princes 21:26 Read by Phil Benson
The Death of Chaka 27:03 Read by Phil Benson
Mopo Goes to Seek the Slaughterer 22:29 Read by Phil Benson
Mopo Reveals Himself to the Slaughterer 24:32 Read by Phil Benson
The Slaying of the Boers 28:06 Read by Phil Benson
The War with the Halakazi People 28:30 Read by Phil Benson
The Finding of Nada 19:06 Read by Phil Benson
The Stamping of the Fire 22:16 Read by Phil Benson
The Lily is Brought to Dingaan 18:54 Read by Phil Benson
Mopo Tells His Tale 20:11 Read by Phil Benson
The Coming of Nada 21:14 Read by Phil Benson
The War of the Women 25:39 Read by Phil Benson
Zenita Comes to the King 19:07 Read by Phil Benson
The End of the People Black and Grey 34:05 Read by Phil Benson
The Lily's Farewell 16:46 Read by Phil Benson
The Vengeance of Mopo and His Fosterling 18:13 Read by Phil Benson
Mopo Ends His Tale 5:16 Read by Phil Benson