Life at the Compound by Tichafa Tsiga

Life at the compound is centred on life as it happens in a typical farm village. There is the abusive nature and manipulation of employees by the authorities, which is seen propagating to their followers. The senior employees are seen doing the same particularly the masculine exploiting and abusing their female employees because of their positions. This goes to even affect the children due to lack of care by those who should be seen doing so.

Corruption reared its ugly head as would be seen by the incarceration of farm teachers by farm authorities leading to their union dumping them at the eleventh hour due to money exchanging hands.

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My name is Tichafa Tsiga born in 1970, 09 June in Mutoko, Zimbbwe. I went to Katsukunya secondary school. In 2005 i graduated from DMC Hotel Training centre. I worked for Spur Steak ranches from 1997 to 2012 in Harare. Currently i am working for a Catering company as a catering manager.

Life at the compound is my first book.

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The Blessing of Queen by Esjay C. Moore

As a ‘blessed woman’, QUEEN’s life is embellished with expensive gifts and luxury, offered by a handful of powerful men in exchange for her time. Secretly, she yearns for the simplicity of the life once snatched from her, as she struggles to make sense of her life.

Finding herself at a critical crossroad facing potentially deadly consequences, QUEEN must overcome her fears to change her destiny. Can she re-discover her real self, and possibly find love along the way.

South African author Esjay C. Moore captures your attention with an easy-to-read contemporary romance. Moore’s writing style is both descriptive and fluid, sending you on a roller-coaster of intense emotions.

Written with a distinctly South African flavour Moore’s stories provide an air of authenticity to the characters. Written for mature young adults, the plot would appeal to all that may identify with the desperate protagonist’s quest to escape abuse and find true love.

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Esjay C. Moore was born in Durban on the east coast of South Africa, where she still currently resides. South Africa is a country with a rich heritage and diverse cultural heritage which makes for interesting content.

Having completed a dissertation for a Masters in Law, Moore’s fingers itched to continue typing. Finally, she gave up the nagging urge and began putting ideas to ‘paper’ which became “The Blessing of Queen”. The socio-political issues in South Africa tend to have deeper impacts on the women in society, and Esjay felt this provided a niche to address these circumstances through fiction writing.

The protagonist in her stories is invariably a young woman who through circumstance finds herself living an undesirable life. The truth of the story is women are strong, and it is only through determination that they can rise to achieve their dreams. Of course, classified as a Contemporary Romance, each story includes a tasteful morsel of lust and a promise of love.

Moore’s writing style is both descriptive and fluid, sending you on a roller-coaster of heartfelt emotions, yet easy-to-read novellas. Chapters are laced with cheeky fantasy, stained by the influence of a sordid society and hemmed with the flirtatious promise of romance.

Moore’s stories have a distinctly South African flair giving an air of authenticity. Written for mature young adults, the plot would appeal to all that may identify with the troubled protagonist.

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Beneath the Silver Rainbow by M Shah-Luchey

We cannot ruin the fruit within these pages. We cannot spoil it.

But we can tell you it’s quite a journey. Leanora wants to tell you about what happened to her in the eighth grade. She wants to tell you about float time. She wants to discuss motherhood and love. Join her on her journey!

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Author M. Shah-Luchey is the breakout author of Beneath the Silver Rainbow. She writes and enjoys the spoils of the Finger Lakes region of New York where she calls home. Please visit the author website at www.authormshahluchey.com for more details.

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Boomerang by Temba Magorimbo

Kangira loves the woods. With a tree stuck between his knees, his piercing short handle axe like tool working, his files and other equipment he creates stunning carvings that even the white ruling class come down to his rural home to see. There is a clash when his uncles the chief passes away. According to their customs and culture, Kangira is the next in line but someone else side steps him and claims the crown.

Disappointed, he moves homes down about a hundred kilometres away to start his own clan. Years later he is ailing. Who fathered Richmond adopted by Kangira’s son and a young man who is at home in carpentry and wood carving as well? Why is there such a coincidence?

There is a young lady called Judith in love with Wallace. But why does a man dump a young and lovely wife hundreds of kilometres away in a rural enclave where the facilities are just basic for two years almost. She loses her pregnancy. Years later who is responsible when she falls pregnant in the absence of Wallace?

Judith’s daughter is called Ndanatsiwa. She grows to cause a family circus and furore. She is pregnant at fourteen of a young boy aged nineteen who melts when the fire gets hot. Later on she is into her early thirties and unmarried when she meets Richmond. She worries about Richmond’s past.

One of Kangira’s blood brothers has a son who likes to remind Richmond that he is out of contention in the family will. Ndanatsiwa has a relative or a friend who is spilling out all the beans each time she has a serious date who starts considering marriage. She consoles her misfortunes in her friend Lydia Shashe who is a ravishingly beautiful nursing sister with a degree. Ndanatsiwa is a legal practitioner.

She falls out with Richmond. There is a party, someone has had too much to drink and they berate Richmond on his bachelor status at his age and that he is not of the Kangira family, he was adopted. The cats fly out of the bag and the skeletons out of the closets. Another drunkard pin points the paternal and maternal side of Richmond.

What a firework?

Now that Richmond knows his past and Ndanatsiwa stumbles on her paternity, will it change their future?

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Temba Magorimbo was born on 09 August 1966, Tuesday in the then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in Gwelo (then) now Gweru. His father was a British South Africa Police (BSAP) officer from 1960 to 1977 while his mother was a housewife. He grew up circulating Gwelo’s police camps like Mkoba, Mutapa, Old Camp and Monomutapa as the family moved residences until he started school in 1973 at Bumburwi Primary in Mkoba for a term. The family moved to Senga from 2nd term 1973 until he concluded his primary education in 1979. He did his high school briefly (two weeks) at Nashville High in Gweru before moving to Ascot in 1980 until 1983. He is currently married to Itayi with whom they have two daughters. He is a government bursar since 1989.

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A Teaspoon of Death by Sarthak Khurana

The defense ministers of three enemy countries, China, USA, and Russia, have been murdered simultaneously on the same night. The countries suspect each other and are preparing for war without a defense minister, a war which would inevitably lead to a world war.

Wilston Sebastian, a mastermind criminal who operates from the the most secure jail, is accused to be the cause of the global unrest. The popular opinion is to put him, forth the victim counties and delay the war. But the judge, being an old friend of Wilston, doesn’t go with the popular opinion. He, instead, gives Wilston three days to solve three continental murders from his cell. He sends out his trusted friend and a warden of the jail, to further investigate the murders. But that doesn’t prove to be of any help. Instead, they fall deeper into the dark plots of their antagonists. The tables of odds turn against them every time they seem to progress.

Will Wilston Sebastian be able to prove his innocence and stop the war that would be the end of humanity?

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Her Heart by Tumelo Moleleki

Destiny has a way of bringing people together….

Tseko was looking at the portrait intently. It vividly captured the personalities of the beings depicted there: a pretty white girl, whose hair was held by a beautiful black woman, and a man of confidence who was facing away. She admired the hands, whose brush gave it color and life.

The man in the picture was her brother, Moatli, the master of the house, a man she barely knew because he was eleven years older than her, and he was sent abroad for his studies so she rarely saw him. The woman holding the hair of the white woman was his wife, Eletseha. She lived within the vicinity of the farm but not in the house of her brother, and she wondered why. The pretty white woman on the foreground was Nell, who interestingly shared some of Tseko’s physical traits. In fact, there was a striking resemblance between them. The only difference was the color of their skin, although for a Mosotho woman Tseko was fair by standards—the color of coffee.

She lived in the servants’ quarters with Dira, a girl for whom she had an unusual affection. She was new there, and Dira had been staying there all her life. Her facial features were familiar. She somehow saw it in her brother and…herself.

Each one was connected to the other. And as the mystery of this family unraveled, their lives abruptly changed with each piece of revelation that tore their hearts. But with each tear shed, the bond between them strengthened.

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Born and raised in South Africa, Tumelo Moleleki developed her passion for writing stories at a young age. She works as an IT consultant to earn her living and to finance her writing.

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His Joy by Tumelo Moleleki

His joy is the 2nd book in the Her Heart series.

When Nell goes to Moatli’s grandmother’s home, in a village in the rural part of the country, she finds the living conditions there less than desirable. She has to learn the native tongue that is spoken by the family while at the same time discharging the traditional duties of being a Mosotho man’s new wife. ‘Malefa does not want to accept this makoti because she does not believe that she is suitable for her grandson. She pushes Nell to the breaking point and causes her to collapse. Can ‘Malefa see beyond Nell’s race to the person that she is? Can she appreciate that Nell is embracing their way of life even though she could walk away and that Moatli would not be able to make her stay? It is a story of love and forgiveness, a story of hope and the triumph of life over adversity.

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Born and raised in South Africa, Tumelo Moleleki developed her passion for writing stories at a young age. She works as an IT consultant to earn her living and finance her writing.

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The Dry Tears of A Bleeding Child by Tumelo Moleleki

Elizabeth, along with her younger brother, Lawrence, is a virtual slave living on a farm owned by the Forsythes. She depends upon Charles Forsythe, her cruel master, for everything. He extends his hold over her by raping her and as a result she becomes pregnant. It is while she is in hospital giving birth that she glimpses a life that is possible beyond her miserable existence, mainly because of the kindness shown to her by a young white male nurse.

Elizabeth has nothing, and even the child, whom she has named Jordan after the young nurse, is taken from her by the Forsythes who rename her.

Her only hope is Charles’ mother, a kind lady who visits occasionally from England. Over time she realises the state of affairs and attempts to right the wrongs done to Elizabeth and her brother.

But Elizabeth is not free. A chance meeting with the nurse, now a doctor, again gives her a glimpse of a different kind of life, but a different fear holds her back. Will she ever be free and happy?

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Born and raised in South Africa, Tumelo Moleleki developed her passion for writing stories at a young age. She works as an IT consultant to earn her living and finance her writing.

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The Spirit of The Optimist by Isaac Tlaka

The Spirit of the Optimist is a story told by Gemini Ramalahla whose hope for the best in his life got lost after he had failed to raise six thousand rand registration fee for his Social Work studies at the University of Limpopo. When he introduces himself to a certain guy by theme of Conscious whose biggest dream was to one day publish his poetry anthology, Gemini astonished him (Conscious) by the pessimism that he (Gemini) was characterized of, which was what Conscious condemned most. Therefore, along their friendship journey, Conscious never gave up on persuading dejected Gemini to retrieve his hope. As the story reaches through, Conscious’ poetry anthology got published that he even earned enough for the anthology he had compiled. Out of unselfishness he (Conscious) open heartedly granted Gemini with some of the money and told him that with it he could further his studies in order to realize his dream of becoming a Social Worker. So in this story, Gemini narrates about the pivotal role that his friend, Conscious played to end up realizing his dream of becoming a Social Worker. Gist of this fictional novel is Hope, which the author’s intention is to plant it to each and every spiritually fractured one. It also explores the theme of passion and hard work.

The book is written by Isaac Tlaka and published by STRONGMIND PRODUCTION IN WRITING (PTY) LTD, in April 2015.

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The Black Man In The White People’s Yard By Sam Nkogatse

This is a tale of Joy Hills, a wife, mother and doctor by profession. Dr. Joy Hills, as his patients often called, was married to a Mr. Elliot Hills, a Pharmacist. The two were a happy family, blessed with two kids; Monica and her brother, Sebastian. Like most love tales that seem to never end with a “happily ever after” theirs too was short- lived. Apparently Joy sought comfort in the hands and between bed covers of the Hill’s gardener, Steven Khalo, a black man. Soon after finding out that Steven was not only watering their roses and lilies, Mr. Hill lost it…he killed Steven…

The Black man in the White people’s yard is a fictional read not based on real life events and persons although many can come to relate to the story line. This is a tale of love and deception and everything else in between. It explores the sensitive issue of temptations, trust, honest and dignity between partners in a relationship. It further highlights the consequences of cheating or being an unfaithful partner in a relationship. In the course of the story we take a look at Joy’s life. She ends up divorcing her husband while still jailed for the murder of their gardener. In the coming chapters we will be exposed to how she gets to deal with her divorce. We also go back a bit to Joy’s life while she was still at school and how she lived in her teen years.

The plot of the story unfolds and comes to life around some of the familiar surroundings of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Bronkhorspruit, and other places in South Africa. As for the unknown mentioned places across the story, they are used by the author to add or spice up the plot while creating a good story set. These other places do not exist. The book in itself although it makes reference to race, it is not intended to promote racism and violence but rather to tell of a romance tragedy that happened to be across color lines. Irrespective of how the plot pens out, the theme the author seeks, centered on the theme of Ubuntu/ humanness, no matter the circumstances.

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