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Umam’ Umprofethi (isiXhosa)
The Prophetess
by Njabulo S. Ndebele
Price: $7.00
Umam’ Umprofethi  (isiXhosa)
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An illustrated, advanced level reader in isiXhosa.  Includes a word list.

"Kukho umama wenkwenkwana ithile ugulayo.  Uthi athume unyana lo wakhe ukuba aye kumcelela amanzi angcwele kwaMam' umProfethi.  Nantso le nkwenkwana inkqonkqoza elucangweni.  Uthi akuvula uMam' umProfethi kungene le nkwenkwana endlwini.  Thina ke, nanjengabafundi beli bali, sithi silandele le nkwenkwe xa ingena kule ndlu kaMam' umProfethi.  Sithi sifunde ngokunyaniseka, amathemba kwaneenkolo ezinomdla zabantu bedolophu yaseCharleston."

"A little boy’s mother is sick.  She sends him to the home of the prophetess to fetch holy water.  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."

Also available in English (The Prophetess, 600-0009) and isiZulu (Umthandazi, 600-0099).

Peppercorn Book Number: 600-0857
Publisher: ViVa Books
ISBN: 1-874932-67-0
Illustrated: b&w drawings
Language: isiXhosa
Place of Publication: Johannesburg, South Africa
Year of Publication: 1999
Medium: book
Format: paperback
Size: A5, portrait
Length: 44 pages
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