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- DescriptionIn the fetid depths of a Jamaican prison, the half-caste bastard son of an eighteenth-century Jamaican sugar planter is turned into a zombie and banished to the diamond-hungry colonies of the Cape. Thwarted by an unrequited love he unleashes a dire curse, which reverberates across the continents and generations. From the imagination of Peter Merrington, author of Zebra Crossings: Tales from the Shaman's Record, comes an eclectic tale, woven with folklore, fairy tale and magic, that draws urban shaman Malibongwe Ngingingini and his beloved apprentice, Anna Persens, into a quest to heal their land of the zombie's curse: a foul emanation of fog and narcolepsy. The Zombie's curse affects two family dynasties on either side of the Atlantic. Guided by Maria Juanita - the shape-shifting Sister Moon - Malibongwe and Anna's journey takes them from Cape Town to Great Bushmanland, and on to the mystical deserts of New Mexico and the voodoo-fuelled New Orleans, where Lord Tantamount, the Zombie Prince, haunts the highways. The Zombie and the Moon is a blend of real social issues and deep spiritual symbolism that includes a fanciful exploration of astral travel, the role of the ancestors, animist earth spirits, utopian visions, quotidian squalor, social injustice and an aged goat.
- Author BiographyPeter Merrington is a researcher and writer in the fields of heritage studies and English literature; also a motorcyclist, gardener, river warden, Methodist preacher, and amateur poet. He is the author of Zebra Crossings: Tales from the Shaman's Record, which was published in 2008.
- Author(s)Peter Merrington
- PublisherJacana Media (Pty) Ltd
- Date of Publication01/10/2011
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationJohannesburg
- Country of PublicationSouth Africa
- ImprintJacana Media (Pty) Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight335 g
- Width136 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine23 mm
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