The adventures of Themba and Bizza is a series of South African comic books. The genre is Afrocentric Multicultural Fiction set against a background of the folklore, history and mythology of Southern Africa. The books are suitable for ages 9 and older.
- Format: 297 x 220, Portrait, 36pp, perfect bound
The seven Mthombothi beads
In 1849, in a peaceful village on the Southern African coast of the warm Indian Ocean, a boy was born called Themba. Like all the boys in his village, he worked very hard at becoming a skilful young man, but his life was meant to take a totally different path. Little did he know that he would never grow up like all his friends, and even less did he imagine that he would meet his very best friend in the streets of a township 149 years later.
The enchanted country
After Themba takes Bizza 150 years back in time to prove the power of the Mthombothi beads, Bizza decides to find his own way home, not realising where he actually is. However, the pulsating world around him quickly absorbs him and soon he is in pursuit of a band of warriors and their captives. Fortunately Themba finds Bizza and after some fearful encounters the two friends manage to make their way back home, unharmed. Bizza’s pride however is severely dented...
After the humiliation in the enchanted country, Bizza decides that he must take revenge against the warrior who forced him to run for his life. In order to achieve this he ‘borrows’ Themba’s beads and deviously brings the warrior to the year 2001. But things go wrong and it is only with the help of his uncle Mzolo that Themba eventually gets ready to return the young warrior to his time.
But then Ntokozo shows up …
The golden sceptre
On the banks of the Limpopo River, a group of archaeologists makes a dazzling discovery: a golden sceptre in the shape of an eagle is dug up from a deep low cave, but its craftsmanship is not like any encountered in the region before. Where did it come from and how long has it lain buried there?
Greedy eyes are watching however and before the team can begin to unravel the puzzle, they are robbed of the prized object. In despair they turn to Themba and Bizza who mount a recovery attempt, but just as they are about to recapture the sceptre, Bizza triggers off a series of blunders that leaves them caught up in the dangerous intrigues of an ancient kingdom.
The flight of the Princess
In their attempt to recover a stolen sceptre that was found in the Limpopo Valley, Themba and Bizza have become embroiled in the struggle between two rival dynasties in Zimbabwe, 500 years ago.
Circumstances have conspired to make them the reluctant allies of one of the dynasties, and they are persuaded to help rescue one of its princesses.
They can in any event not leave without Justice and Innocent, the two vagabonds who unwittingly became caught up in the same turmoil, and who, captured by the opposing faction, have been ‘enlisted’ in the pursuit party. This party is hot on the heels of Themba and Bizza, ready to strike at them with the fearful craft of the sorcerer of the Gomo Ronodhuma, ‘the mountain that whispers’.
English pack (5 titles)
|The seven Mthombothi beads||978‐0620283533|
|The enchanted country||978‐0620294843|
|The golden sceptre||978‐0620315906|
|The flight of the Princess||978‐0620340823|
Afrikaans pack (5 titles)
|Die sewe Mthombothi-krale||978‐0620325271|
|Die bekoorlike land||978‐0620344371|
|Bizza neem wraak||978‐0620344388|
|Die goue septer||978‐0980272758|
|Die Prinses op vlug||978‐0980272765|
IsiZulu pack (5 titles)
|Ubuhlalu obuyisikhombisa boMthombothi||978‐0958497916|
IsiXhosa pack (3 titles)
|Izacholo ZoMthombothi Ezisixhenxe||978‐0980272796|