In the 18th century the Zulu Kingdom was all-powerful, led by the mighty Shaka Zulu who united the Nguni tribes into a single nation of Zulus. Their influence spread far and wide. Today it’s confined to KwaZulu-Natal and in the south there’s a township called Umlazi. In Shaka’s day it was a tribal community. And it is in Umlazi that this legendary tale of betrayal, war and love takes place.
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This story forms part of the “Mentoring our Future Writers” project, that has been made possible with National Arts Council funding.