by Naledi Mashishi
A SPOILED AND SELF-ABSORBED MAMOKGETHI PULE’S LIFE IS BROUGHT TO AN ABRUPT HALT BY AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY.
As her daughter Thato grows, she begins to develop otherworldly powers ranging from visions, to seeing the dead, to healing by touch. A young pastor, Solomon Khumalo, is desperate to prove himself by preaching the word of God to a large and loyal congregation. When he discovers Thato’s powers, he makes Mamokgethi a tempting offer: in exchange for money, he would pass off Thato’s healing powers as his own.
As the pastor’s popularity and thirst for power grows, Thato finds herself increasingly haunted by the past. The Ripples of a family tragedy that happened in the family 30 years ago, creates a burden on her young shoulders as she tries to solve it. The Invisible Strings is a story about the past bleeding into the present, the living and the dead, and the scourge of charismatic pastors.
ISBN (Paperback): 9781915643582
ISBN (Ebook): 9781915643599
Published: 20th July 2023
Price: £9.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook) Extent: 270 pages
Markets: World (excl. SADC, US and Can)
Naledi Mashishi is an author, and masters student based in London, UK. She holds journalism degrees from Rhodes University and the University of the Witwatersrand. She has previously worked as a fact-checking researcher for Africa Check. In 2019 she was the recipient of the Casa Lorde Writer’s Residency hosted by Blackbird Books and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative. In 2021 she published her debut novel Invisible Strings.