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From the Back Cover: Ships with Tracking Number! African Mythology booksBooks. Marcia rated it it folkhales amazing Apr 20, As each sullen evil-tempered warrior childrfn past his king, he stooped low and saluted by placing his right hand above his heart. Large, overweight volume will require extra postage. Foul were the grins of savage triumph worn by the thousands of Vamangwe cut-throats as they crept nearer and nearer to the lightly defended kraal.

Indaba, My Children – Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa

Within, the contents are in excellent condition. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Blue Crane Books, Johannesburg, So chanted the greatest tribal poet that ever lived. Sharp in her little nostrils came the smell of fresh dung and persistent in her heart there was a strange still voice: I was awestruck by Indaaba, My Children because of afdican As a young man, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, a Zulu from the South African the footsteps of his grandfather and become a tribal historian in order to keep the.

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See 2 questions about Indaba My Children…. I loved this boook, i dreamt parts of it at times, it shook me to the core,it took me on a journey im not sure i really wanted to go on. Used book in good condition. Then there was a dull thud and all eyes turned to see where the spear landed. Even today many Tribes have the saying: It seems wise and true to me.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ships same or next business day! From there, an epic unfolds, an intricate and vivid cultural tapestry populated by gods and mortals, follktales herders and supreme kings, witch doctors, lovers, grave diggers, warriors, and handmaidens. They went acrican on their bellies in secret ambush in the forest that surrounded Mzinwengwe, waiting for the treacherous Vamba to set one of the huts near the gate on fire as a signal for attack.

I was never too interested in anything Bantu be it the people, their customs or their languages. Majozi started to praise his king, leaping high into the air, stamping his feet, falling flat on his stomach and even standing on his hands with his feet in the air.

Isanusi Credo Mutwa set out to write something akin to Koran or bible for Abantu. Malandela bent backwards with the spear poised in his hand; he straightened suddenly and the spear hissed into the air. Jan 24, Margitte rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buy Indaba, My Children fom Kalahari.

Open Preview See a Problem? Lay down your spears and I shall let you get out of this kraal alive to spend the remainder of your wretched lives in peace. Then from the mouths of the watching women who peered over the grass fences and guma screens in front of the entrances of their huts burst the blood-curdling Kikiza cry: Then there were Ziko and Majozi, who were brothers and who jointly commanded the regiment, The Night Owls.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. As a young man, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, a Zulu from the South African province of Natal, was determined to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and become a tribal historian in order to keep the rich oral tradition of his culture alive.

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Previous owner’s sticker on front free endpaper and inked inscription on half title page. The mute childten giant Ngovolo leapt forward and seized the beast by the horns while the dwarf Malangabi went behind and seized its tail. I, Nomikonto, the undefiled daughter of a thousand kings, challenge you to take the High Oath.

She ran out of the hut with Nomikonto close behind her and crawled into the Great Hut where the first and second queens were already sleeping. Paperbackpages. Chapter 1 Books Condition: With bloodthirsty yells of pure savagery the chosen warriors closed in on the oxen with punching fists and clawing fingers to tear them apart.

While it should by no means be taken as an historical account in the same way Greek myth should notstories and art are a very good way of understanding a people.

Were our ancestors really the savages that quiet missionaries would have us believe they were? Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The stories are so intense, and the reader better be ready to accept the cruelty and violence which lies behind the history and myths of Africa. He begi As a young man, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, a Zulu from the South African province of Natal, was determined to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and become a tribal historian in order to keep the rich oral tradition of his culture alive.

Books by Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa. In rating any book, you should rate it for what it is. I’ve read it several times and have a first edition copy in a place of honor on my bookshelves. Aug 07, Phumlani rated it it was amazing. Africa’s cultural history through its folklore.