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This collection of 20 short stories is the outcome of a widely publicised competition in the media (isiZulu newspapers and uKhozi FM). An adjudication committee, put together by the UKZN University Language Planning & Development Office, selected the top twenty stories out of a 101 entries. The stories are based on varied themes, both current and old, written in an interesting style that encompasses current circumstances. Some newer themes include those based on drugs, social networks, religion, etc., the older themes include witchcraft (ubuthakathi) and using umuthi for power (ukuthwala), as well as the ever popular themes of love, secrets and betrayal. The twenty stories in this book were further evaluated in order to select the top three, who were awarded prizes at the launch of the book on the 18th of November 2016. The book is suitable for schools and general readers because of the thematic strands that it covers. Abednego Mandla Maphumulo is a Professor of isiZulu at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg campus). He is an accomplished academic who sits in the isiZulu National Language Body. He is an author of isiZulu books and poems.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Intl Specialized Book Services
Street Date: March 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-5248
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