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The Prophetess
by Njabulo Ndebele
Price: $7.00
The Prophetess
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Adapted by Chris van Wyk for advanced level readers.  Illustrated.

"A young boy’s mother is sick.  She sends him to the home of the prophetess to fetch holy water.  The little boy knocks on the door.  When the prophetess opens the door the boy goes into her house."

The story deals with how people in the township see the prophetess and focuses on their faith, trust and beliefs, as seen through the eyes of this young boy.

Includes a word list.  Also available in isiXhosa (600-0091) and isiZulu (600-0099).

Peppercorn Book Number: 600-0009
Publisher: ViVa Books
ISBN: 0-620-16558-8
Series: Well Known Stories
Illustrator: Lois Head
Illustrated: b&w drawings
Place of Publication: Johannesburg, South Africa
Year of Publication: 1992
Reader Level: Advanced 1
Medium: book
Format: paperback
Size: A5, portrait
Length: 44 pages

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