Makoti Enters the Kraal

Rated 3.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Ndiwe is Makoti - a new bride of the Mantshinga family. Madly in love and excited for her new life, she soon realises that not all is as it seems, in particular the strange, menacing family cat, Madevana. Just what role does the feline play in the family? And why is she treated with such respect and awe? More

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About Phangisile Mtshali

I love myself, family, and Africa. I enjoy farming, music, writing, reading sci-fi/fantasy and traveling.

I was born to the Mtshali Clan in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal. That is on the east coast on the southern tip of Africa. Mine was a farming family, where music was a hobby and singing a daily activity.

I am a proud mother to Chikondi Mangaliso Msizi, a wife to Sihlwele Manciya and sister to Lindiwe, Jabulani, Bonginkosi, Muzomuhle and Zipho. Oh, my friends are the family members I have chosen and adopted.

I trained as a journo and I masquerade as a farmer and hotelier ( I am a social entrepreneur dedicated to helping communities in the fight against HIV in Africa, viral Hepatitis and Diabetes in China and India. My motto is: "Communities have an in-built ability to survive - they know best what is good for them and they know how to put their 'collective' foot down."

When I grow up I will be a sci-fi and fantasy writer, a public speaker and continue to see the world. For now I want to share with you about my life, my travels and the (unbelievable) people I meet."


Review by: LionheART Publishing House on Nov. 7, 2013 :
An absorbing, emotional and chilling tale of African mythology and the practice of witchcraft, Makoti Enters the Kraal is also a fascinating account of makoti, exploring the life and culture of African family life and will keep you gripped until the last page.

Ndiwe is newly married to Akha, but soon realises something is terribly wrong with her new family. The family’s cat, Madevana, appears all-knowing and sinister, and the women in the family behave unkindly and bizarrely, especially where the kraal is concerned - a place that Ndiwe is forbidden to enter. The only saving grace is Ndiwe’s love for her Akha, but even he has strange habits. For example, leaving their bed in the middle of the night to go outside to the kraal. Add to this, rumour, strange rituals and a disembodied voice, and Ndiwe realises she is in terrible danger.

Highly recommended, and I very much look forward to Phangisile Mtshali’s next books. I am hooked.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Viccy Baker on Oct. 22, 2013 :
I read this book in one sitting.....I thought it was all set in the deep dark past until one of the characters pulls out her cell phone. If you want to understand just a little bit about what goes on in the valleys and hills of KwaZulu Natal AND have your senses tingling with anticipation, don't miss this book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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