In a world where HIV and AIDS are treatable for those with money and access to good state-sponsored care, Khosi has to negotiate hours in clinic lines, vengeful men who believe raping virgins can cure them, her mother’s disdain for traditional healers.
When violence flares up again in Imbali, the township near Pietermaritzburg, Khosi finds herself at the centre of the storm. A taxi war threatens the safety of every person in Imbali, including Khosi’s best friend and boyfriend, Little Man.
Hierdie versameling kortverhale, geskryf deur die Somaliese skrywer Ahmed Ismail Yusuf, neem die leser tot binne-in die hart van die Somaliese kastestelsel. Die stories is bedrieglik eenvoudig. Dit kombineer volksverhale met alledaagse gebeure - seuns en meisies wat verlief raak, seuns wat sokker speel en meisies wat poesie lees.
This full-colour graphic novel places Shaka's rule against the slave trade that was expanding from the East African coast, and the Europeans spreading inland from the south. It draws on the recent research of Prof. Dan Wylie and explores the rise to power of a shrewd young prince who had to consolidate a new kingdom through warfare