The Last Sentence

“Come to me...,” she said, softly, “and I will make your pen sing again.”

Bandile Ndala is a once-successful scriptwriter who now struggles with substance abuse, anxiety and depression as he starts to lose his tenuous grip on reality. His career has stagnated with the rejection of his literary work and life at home with his family is under strain. His life starts to descend into a living nightmare, literally. 

Bandile is desperately searching for inspiration so he can make a much-needed comeback.

When Bandile finds himself in room 28 at the Cariba Inn with a sultry temptress he wonders whether he has gone crazy. Has the formerly brilliant writer who churned out hit TV show after hit TV show lost his mind? Is he on drugs? Or is it all in something he ate at a dinner a few years back…?

Buthelezi takes us through the inner workings of Bandile’s mind as he thinks about his writing and battles with the possibility of not producing something meaningful, ever.

The Last Sentence introduces us to a remarkable literary talent. Tumelo Buthelezi is an exceptional storyteller. 


Tumelo Buthelezi is from Sebokeng in the Vaal. He’s a founding member of the Ink Gallery, a movement that promotes an interest in reading. This is his debut novel.

ISBN 978-1-928337-63-8
GENRE Fiction
FORMAT Paperback 
SIZE 216x116mm
EXTENT 192pp
RIGHTS World rights