Breaking News

Bulawayo24 Serializing Nguni Novel Igazi Labafo

by Moyo Roy
11 March 2013 | 3857 Views
An opportunity has arisen for ardent Ndebele/Zulu readers scattered around the globe to smoother their mother language reading passion and yearning. A serialisation of selected chapters of the scintillating Igazi Labafo, a captivating Nguni novel by an England-based Zimbabwean teacher will punch the clock every Wednesdays for the next four weeks on bulawayo24.com

The serialisation will go up to the fourth chapter to provide those doubting Thomases with a tantalising taste of the whole story. The fast and furious story-line novel portrays how heredity and environment individuals find themselves trapped in can help shape their personality. It furthermore highlights how miserly greed and an insatiable appetite for money can lead to an individual's demise. Written in dominantly Ndebele, Zulu and Xhosa, the novel tracks the life of Mpundule, a character who is a victim of stereotyping and tribal prejudice who finds himself trapped in a system with no leniency.

Isifinqo

Igazi Labafo lugwalo oluhlose ukusifundisa ngokuthi inkuliso yomuntu yiyo ikusasa yakhe. Lolugwalo lujonge njalo ukubonisa ukuthi imali iyimpande yesono. Lulotshwe ngendimi ZesiNguni ezihlanganisela iSindebele, isiZulu kanye lesiXhosa. Lolu gwalo lulandela impilo yomlingiswa, uMpundule. Indlela akhuliswa ngayo, inhlanhla, langomnyama asuka abelawo empilweni yakhe, lumlingiswa uzithola esephakathi kwelitshe lembokodo njalo esedinga langendlela angaphuma ngayo kulesisimo ayesekiso. Efika nje eGoli uMpundule uzithola esesemhlambini kazelusile. Inye indlela engenza ukuthi aphume kulesi sigameko. Yikuthi abengomunye wezigelekeqe zaseGoli. Esenze njalo kuphinda kumvelele ukubana imali kayithengi njabulo. Pho enzeni uMpundule?



Author Tish Ncube presenting on www.afrodeepradiocom

Below are critical literature reviews of the novel Igazi Labafo by various respected media outlets.
Ncube managing to wed originality of technique with depth of insight or breadth of knowledge or charm and technical innovation and makes Igazi Labafo a memorable novel to future novelists - www.zimdiaspora.com

The novel also has a good hook to the reader through the careful selection of diction. It is remarkable how Ncube brings the characters to life and make them realistic - www.bulawayo24.com

Igazi labafo is indeed a good read. In the novel Ncube raises a number of provocative questions and constantly engages the reader in conversation causing the reader to take a new look at his own ideas and perceptions - www.zimdiaspora.com




The writing style employed in Igazi Labafo sometimes reveals the writer's personality or voice, but it also shows how he sees the audience of the writing; 'Sikwenzela five tiger kuphela mineri. Die deng iyabiza nawe uyaqava my topiza. Bhek' ilabeli yiJVC,' kwatsho omunye. 'Hayi kabi bafana bami, kodwa angiwuphethe neze ufifty rand namhlanje. Kodwa ngotwenty rand kungahlangana bafana bami,' sekuphendula lelihuzu. 'Eish yivari my bro. Awusheshe, uyazi musi, abohata bagcwele kulendawo,' kuphendula omunye wababili - www.afrodeepradio.com

Kulolugwalo, uMalaba uveza ubunzima abasakhulayo beZimbabwe abahlangana labo nxa bethe bafika kweleSouth Africa bedinga imisebenzi.

Abanye babo bathi sebeyiswele leyomisebenzi basuke baphenduke babe ngogubuzela.

Kodwa okaMalaba uthi ubugubuzela bulomvuzo omubi kakhulu, njalo uxwayisa abasakhulayo ukuba baqine ezifundweni zabo ukuze babe lelakusasa elihle - www.voanews.com/ndebele  
You can also listen to the exclusive audio interview of the author with Ntungamili Nkomo on Voice of American.



Serializing Nguni Novel Igazi Labafo


Disclaimer:
All articles and letters published on Bulawayo24 have been independently written by members of Bulawayo24's community. The views of users published on Bulawayo24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Bulawayo24. Bulawayo24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Source: Byo24News

Comments

Latest News

Mawarire calls for ZEC to be dissolved

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 September 2019 | 3 Views

Mnangagwa owns CBZ bank?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 17 September 2019 | 3 Views

Zimbabwe Communist Party speaks on abducted doctor

by ZCP | 17 September 2019 | 2 Views

Chiwenga to kick out Mnangagwa?

by Mary-Kate Kahari/Malvin Motsi | 17 September 2019 | 7 Views

Mnangagwa heartless - Dear EditorIt saddens me to see that E.D. Mnanga...

by Vusa Sigola | 17 September 2019 | 2 Views

No to Mugabe mausoleum - The Zimbabwe Campaign for Good Governance (ZC...

by Morgan Changamire | 17 September 2019 | 2 Views

Work on Mugabe's grave house begins - The construction of a mausoleum ...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 1 Views

Ramaphosa revisits booing nightmare during Mugabe funeral

by newzimbabwe | 17 September 2019 | 5 Views

Chief Zvimba blasts Mugabe's nephew

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 4 Views

Striking doctors blocked from confronting Mnangagwa

by newzimbabwe | 17 September 2019 | 1 Views

Mugabe Memorial: Family reflects on 'empty' stadium - While the Zimbab...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 1 Views

Mnangagwa's minister condemns doc's 'abduction' - THE Minister of Heal...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 4 Views

MDC-Alliance members urged to 'repent' and join Zanu-PF - MDC-Alliance...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 8 Views

RBZ explains exchange rate depreciation - THE depreciation of the Zimb...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 4 Views

CIO rubbishes connection to missing doctor's case - The Zimbabwe Repub...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 1 Views

Man torches ex-lover's hut - A LUPANE villager has been slapped with a...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 2 Views

Zapu retiring its old guard

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 4 Views

Zvimba chiefs felt betrayed over Mugabe controversy - The late former ...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 1 Views

Lobby for 24-hr clinics taken to Parliament - PARLIAMENT has referred ...

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 1 Views

Chamisa's MDC to roll out more demos

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 2 Views

Mugabe family feuds over body

by Staff reporter | 17 September 2019 | 1 Views

Two die in mine blast - TWO Kadoma illegal gold miners died last week ...

by Simbarashe Sithole | 16 September 2019 | 187 Views

In Pictures: Ramaphosa sends envoy to Nigeria over Xenophobia

by Staff Reporter | 16 September 2019 | 336 Views

Truck crashes into State House

by Staff Reporter | 16 September 2019 | 1570 Views

Is your business' cyber security up to code?

by Staff Writer | 16 September 2019 | 176 Views

'Zanu PF has no reason to destabilise Zimbabwe' - has, insatiable gree...

by Patrick Guramatunhu | 16 September 2019 | 1181 Views

Entertainment

Hip-hop top 10 spansers

by Staff Writer | 12 September 2019 | 921 Views

Victoria Falls cancels Babes Wodumo gig over xenophobia

by Mandla Ndlovu | 12 September 2019 | 1582 Views

Harare Wellness Festival a huge success

by Mandla Ndlovu | 09 September 2019 | 618 Views

BREAKING: Dr Malinga cancels Skyz Metro FM gig over xenophobia

by Mandla Ndlovu | 05 September 2019 | 1879 Views

Mlindo the Vocalist fears xenophobic attacks in Zimbabwe

by Mandla Ndlovu | 04 September 2019 | 7904 Views

Green dupes Bindura fans - AFRO FUSION musician Carlos Green aka "vaku...

by Simbarashe Sithole | 01 September 2019 | 824 Views

Top 5 PS2 ISOS to play with friends you can get right now

by Staff Writer | 21 August 2019 | 401 Views

Rebecca Malope retires

by Mandla Ndlovu | 20 August 2019 | 6611 Views
iBlog

Hp Omen 15-5116tx – The Next Generation Gaming Laptop

the hp omen 15-5116tx is being targeted at the performance hungry gamers. it comes in a single variant boasting an eye-catching attractive design. the notebook offers a slim, lightweight chassis and appears like a piece of art than an actual gaming... Read More
Sergey 11 June 2015 ago

Samsung Gear Vr Innovator Edition For S6: The Perfect Vr Intro For Professionals

we're drenched in talk about the impending wave of consumer-facing vr headsets about to hit the market, starting at the end of 2015. by contrast, you can walk into a best buy right now and pick up the samsung gear vr innovator edition for the galax... Read More
Sergey 20 June 2015 ago