Nwelezelanga, The Star Child travels a magical and spiritual journey that merges the ancestral realms with contemporary realities. It is a story of an ancestral spirit that is born through Nwelezelanga, who is tasked with the purpose to pass messages from beyond; a divine responsibility to children of the star. The birth of Nwelezelanga was foreseen by the wise ones of the tribes and hidden in folktales and abstract proverbs. However, forces of black magic and the underworld had clandestine intentions to interfere with her divine destiny and will undignified death upon her birth. ‘Absolute-truth’ reveals that there is birth within death.The story explores how forces of the upper- and underworld, light and darkness, the known and the unknown unravel to determine her destiny
About the author:
Unathi Magubeni is an Eastern Cape-based writer, sangoma and trainee herbalist, who left the corporate world in 2009. His first book, a collection of poetry called Food For Thought was published in 2003. Nwelezelanga, The Star Child is his debut novel.
FORMAT: Trade Paperback
RIGHTS: World Rights
RELEASE: April 2016