ISBN 9789996066160
Pages 46
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2020
Publisher Luviri Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

The Caves of Nazimbuli

by Steve Chimombo

The Caves of Nazimbuli is a retelling of a popular folkstory about two sisters who went in search of children hidden in magic pots by the spirits. Under the guidance the friendly creatures, one sister, who was polite, chooses a beautiful child for herself. The other, who was rude to the creatures, gets an ugly child as punishment. Both sisters return home to look after their new children.

This book is the second in the series of popular folkstories retold by the author for the modern reader. The others are Operation Kalulu, Child of Clay, and The Bird Boy's Song.

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About the Author

Steve Chimombo

Steve Chimombo was born and died in Zomba leaving his wife, daughter, two sons, and five grandchildren. He was educated in Malawi, Wales, England, and the United States of America. He held a doctorate from Columbia University New York, and an Honorary Fellowship in writing from Iowa University. He was Professor Emeritus in English at the University of Malawi. Chimombo was also poet, play write, short story writer, novelist, editor and literary critic.