Nada the Lily

H. Rider HAGGARD (1856 - 1925)

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

Genre(s): Fantasy Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication, Preface and Introduction Phil Benson
00:24:20
Play 01 The Boy Chaka Prophesies Phil Benson
00:16:53
Play 02 Mopo in Trouble Phil Benson
00:14:20
Play 03 Mopo Ventures Home Phil Benson
00:11:57
Play 04 The Flight of Mopo and Baleka Phil Benson
00:27:19
Play 05 Mopo Becomes the King's Doctor Phil Benson
00:13:02
Play 06 The Birth of Umslopogaas Phil Benson
00:20:41
Play 07 Umslopogaas Answers the King Phil Benson
00:17:48
Play 08 The Great Ingomboco Phil Benson
00:28:07
Play 09 The Loss of Umslopogaas Phil Benson
00:20:09
Play 10 The Trial of Mopo Phil Benson
00:27:22
Play 11 The Counsel of Baleka Phil Benson
00:19:47
Play 12 The Tale of Galazi the Wolf Phil Benson
00:25:04
Play 13 Galazi Becomes King of the Wolves Phil Benson
00:27:21
Play 14 The Wolf-Brethren Phil Benson
00:18:39
Play 15 The Death of the King's Slayers Phil Benson
00:16:22
Play 16 Umslopogaas Ventures Out to Win the Axe Phil Benson
00:17:14
Play 17 Umslopogaas Becomes Chief of the People of the Axe Phil Benson
00:22:22
Play 18 The Curse of Baleka Phil Benson
00:31:17
Play 19 Masilo Comes to the Kraal Dugeza Phil Benson
00:22:19
Play 20 Mopo Bargains with the Princes Phil Benson
00:21:26
Play 21 The Death of Chaka Phil Benson
00:27:03
Play 22 Mopo Goes to Seek the Slaughterer Phil Benson
00:22:29
Play 23 Mopo Reveals Himself to the Slaughterer Phil Benson
00:24:32
Play 24 The Slaying of the Boers Phil Benson
00:28:06
Play 25 The War with the Halakazi People Phil Benson
00:28:30
Play 26 The Finding of Nada Phil Benson
00:19:06
Play 27 The Stamping of the Fire Phil Benson
00:22:16
Play 28 The Lily is Brought to Dingaan Phil Benson
00:18:54
Play 29 Mopo Tells His Tale Phil Benson
00:20:11
Play 30 The Coming of Nada Phil Benson
00:21:14
Play 31 The War of the Women Phil Benson
00:25:39
Play 32 Zenita Comes to the King Phil Benson
00:19:07
Play 33 The End of the People Black and Grey Phil Benson
00:34:05
Play 34 The Lily's Farewell Phil Benson
00:16:46
Play 35 The Vengeance of Mopo and His Fosterling Phil Benson
00:18:13
Play 36 Mopo Ends His Tale Phil Benson
00:05:16