Langabi: Season of Beasts—the new African epic by Christopher Mlalazi—is out now!
A kingdom in crisis, a brutal king and a mystery surrounding the missing ruler, Queen Sukumani. Owethu, a young man from a family of ironworkers is thrust into a battle for his kingdom and the lives of his family.
in the village of Somizi,
in the shadow of the Ntokozo Hills,
within the Kingdom of Langabi,
during the reign of King Diliza,
the cousin of Langabi’s founder,
the late Queen Sukumani,
there comes a hero.
Langabi is published by Mother—an imprint of Jacana Media dedicated to fantasy, science-fiction, Afrofuturism and horror fiction. For adults and young adults, Mother is your home.
Mlalazi is the author of three novels: Running with Mother, which has been translated into German, Italian and Spanish, They are Coming and The Border Jumper, as well as the short story collection Dancing with Life: Tales from the Township. He is the co-winner of the 2008 Oxfam/Novib PEN Freedom of Expression Award for the play The Crocodile of Zambezi, and is an alumni of the Caine Prize Workshop, Iowa Writers Program (IWP), Feuchtwanger Fellow (USA), Nordic-Africa Institute (Sweden), Hannah-Ardent Scholarship (Germany), and Casa Refugio (Mexico City).
Langabi: Season of Beasts is the first of a trilogy.
About the book
From Ensimbini, in the village of Somizi, in the shadow of the Ntokozo Hills, within the Kingdom of Langabi, during the reign of King Diliza, the cousin of Langabi’s founder, the late Queen Sukumani, there comes a hero.
King Diliza, sun of the sky and leopard of the many markings, Babengabuzang’ elangeni.
Owethu knows your secret.