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Nomtombomsa and the Sacred Pool

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Troubling dreams lead Sandiswa to discover a small pool that is actually a secret portal to the land of the ancestors. She is able to pass freely through this magical gateway and meet with her great-great grandmother, a powerful sangoma who becomes her mentor. She guides Sandiswa through the rigorous sangoma training during which Sandiswa is renamed Nomtombomsa. But the pa ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Juta & Company (first published 2009)
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John Caulfield
Apr 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“They disturbed a myriad of butterflies that had been sipping water from a puddle in the path, sending them swirling crazily upwards in a clamour of colour, like some psychedelic whirlwind.”

Set in Pondoland, Southern Africa, this deceptively simple and beautifully written tale follows the journey of a young African girl on the cusp of puberty, as she begins to move into womanhood. Called to be trained as a sangoma (traditional healer or, in European lingo, "good witch") Sandiswa passes through a
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