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The Zombie and the Moon

SKU: R1710
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

In 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.

About the Author
Peter 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.

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Parameters of Book: Book
Sub-title: More Tales from the Shaman’s Record
Author: Peter Merrington
ISBN: 9781431401710
d-PDF ISBN: 9781431402892
Size (mm): 212x136mm
Pages: 224pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011-07-29