Charts new directions in the study of African-language literatures generally, and isiZulu fiction in particular. Mhlambi proposes that African popular arts and culture models be considered as a logical solution to the debates and challenges informing discourses about expressive forms in African languages.
These three beautifully written stories in Xhosa and English deal with important issues in an accessible and sensitive manner. They are perfect material for newly literate learners or those learning either Xhosa or English as an additional language.
The royal palace at Awukum lies behind a thick, high wall. No one is allowed to go inside it without an invitation from the Chief. Then, just before the big festival, Bari's younger brother Baffour disappears. Something bad is going on - Bari and grandfather must find Baffour before it is too late.