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Jenny Hobbs
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The Miracle of Crocodile Flats

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Clever satire with the Virgin Mary appearing in a small SA village
ebook, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Umuzi (first published January 1st 2012)
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The Miracle of Crocodile Flats by Jenny Hobbs (Umuzi) ISBN 978-1-4152-0062-9

Subtitled An Affectionate Satire Jenny Hobbs presents a miraculous South African story that shows Ubuntu in action.

Crocodile Flats is a dwindling rural community with an astonishingly diverse population, not only are various races represented but also most religious denominations. Everyone is hanging on for survival and a government relocation scheme is impending. Then young Sweetness Moloi has a vision of Ma-Jesu, with...more
Subtitled an affectionate satire, The Miracle of Crocodile Flats is a hilarious look at religion.
"When the Virgin Mary, Ma-Jesu, appears to a young schoolgirl named Sweetness, the sighting gives rise to an onslaught of curious pilgrims, mercenary journalists and even a representative of the Vatican.
"It inspires varying reactions from the townsfolk, with many taking advantage of the business opportunity presented."
And if you were wondering what colour the Virgin Mary is – she is not white or bla...more
A small Town forgotten even during the last census hits the headlines when a young girl believes she sees the Virgin Mary and everyone wants to be part of the The Miracle of Crocodile Flats. Every South African will see someone they recognize and will remind us of the way we can all pull together when needs be!

I loved this and loved meeting Jenny Hobbs at the book signing. Well done Jenny, another excellent book!
Angela Swinkels
All of South Africa's aspects in one book. It's a page-turner that will show the reader the various aspects of life, from township to preacher to journalist.
A lovely, positive South African story!
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