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Chapter 4

Elsie sat next to Chichi at the reception of the Pan-African Heritage Museum. She mumbled aloud what her fingers were banging away on the keyboard of Chichi’s computer.“The Secrets of Mapungubwe exhibition will close at the end of the month. Thereafter, it will travel...

Chapter 3

The Metro Apartment Complex consisted of five blocks of flats. Each block of dull grey concrete was seven storeys tall, and was creatively named after a letter of the alphabet. In apartment 3B, with windows looking outwards across the bare, undeveloped land that...

Chapter 2

“Lwanda — .” A high-pitched, child-like voice echoed across the arena. He could make out a vague figure perched on the throne directly in front of him – the slight frame of a boy. Lwanda took a tentative step forward. Pain shot through his side. Instinctively he...

Chapter 1

This other story finished many hundreds of years ago. It ended deep in the heart of Africa, right next to its largest freshwater lake. Dense, green foliage covered the low hills that ran up to the lake’s narrow beaches. In the years to come, the lake would be named...

Preface

  There is a high and mighty race that walks the face of the earth. Women and men of honour and valour, they come from a different realm, a world parallel to ours, existing beyond the bounds of space and time, as we understand these dimensions. Their home is called...