The Wounded Land
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How Nomtombomsa became a traditional African diviner and healer or sangoma was told in the first book of this series, "The Sacred Pool". In this new adventure, Chris Ntombemhlophe Reid tells the story of how she must face the challenges of a changing world. Called to the beach by her dolphin friends, Nomtombomsa is horrified to witness the arrival of huge machines ready to destroy the pristine natural environment to strip-mine titanium. There seems no hope as her world and the animals and plants that inhabit it face extinction. Inspired by real-life events and the ongoing threat to the beaches and indigenous forests of Pondoland, South Africa, by greedy local and foreign interests, "The Wounded Land" is topical and relevant while being an exciting story for young adults and older readers alike. Readers will step into the magical world of animals and ancestors, learn all about the ways of the ancient Pondo clans still practiced today, and be enthralled by the story of how she uses every power at her disposal to confront the foreign company and corrupt local officials and try to end the threat to everything she knows and loves before it is too late.
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