A BOY’S SEARCH FOR THE SOUL OF A NATION.
‘Outside his window the crickets were building up a head of steam with their chorus that, for once, was scraping the skin off his thoughts, making them almost too sensitive to touch.
Hannes’s words filtered back to him through the screech of insect violins, “But why do you even want to find it?”
That was like asking Indiana Jones why he wanted to find the Ark of the Covenant.
The thought of the Soul of the Zulu nation, the key to its unity and strength, rotting away in some pit, possibly within rifle-shot of where he lay, was eating him alive.’
While Zululand reels under the blows of a lunatic’s hammer, half-hearted schoolboy Craig's imagination ignites when he links an Anglo-Zulu War letter his grandfather bequeathed him, to his History teacher's mesmerising tale of the lost inKatha, ‘The Soul of the Zulu Nation’.
However, in his feverish quest to find the relic he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events which disturbs the dark equilibrium of forces in his hometown; forces both past and present, and steeped in malice.
Set in a small town in Zululand during the turbulent summer of 1983, Zululand Snow is the tale of a boy searching for a way to bring a glorious past back to life. It’s a tale of history and imagination, of folklore and legend, and the gravitational pull they exert on the marrow in a boy’s bones.
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