Jah Hills is alone in Kwafindoda bush, waiting for the elders to come, burn ibhuma and deliver him home when he is ‘captured’ and turned into isithunzela. One night, he narrowly escapes and finds his way back. But home is no longer home….
A dizzying investigation of life, death and those of us who will never die, a fever dream, and a sprawling inquiry into belief and resistance, Jah Hills reimagines and subverts Nguni folklore to write the Unlanguaged World that is South Africa today.
Slasha is a writer from Despatch, Port Elizabeth. This is his first published novel.
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