“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
― Isaac Newton
Ndiliswa dreams of becoming a warrior and the commander of the royal guard. But she is the daughter of a poor blacksmith, who makes spears just to get by. Prince Siyabulela has never been a soldier like his younger brother and his father fears that he's not fit to be the next king. When Siyabulela is transformed into a dragonfly by a wicked spell, it is up to Ndiliswa to save the prince.
I'm super excited to be able to finally announce the beautiful South African fairy tale I've been working on with Riana Louw and Christelle Lambrechts! The Blacksmith and the Dragonfly is being published by Human & Rousseau and will be available in all good bookstores and from online retailers like takealot from the beginning of November 2018 for R160.