Rain Queen – Synopsis

My name is Makaphimo. I am a small herdboy of the Lovedu. I go out every morning to herd the cattle or to scare birds away from the crops. One night, when the moon was big and round, I had to go out to the platform in my mother’s mullet field to scare the bushpigs away. Who was more afraid, I or the huge bushpig that came out to push against my dingy platform? After I made enough noise to bring some men running out of the kraal, he went back into the bush. The men clicked their tongues at me and went back to bed. There, in the middle of the night, I met someone whom I thought to be a spirit. From that day on, I knew
Gerhard Venter

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