The Zulus of New York

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The impresario Farini introduced Em-Pee and his troupe to his kind of show business, and now they must earn their bread. In 1885 in a bustling New York City, they are the performers who know the true Zulu dances, while all around them fraudsters perform silly jigs.
Reports on the Anglo-Zulu war portrayed King Cetshwayo s infamous, and audiences in London and New York flock to see his kin. What the gawking spectators dont know is that Em-Pee once carried nothing but his spear and shield, when he had to flee his king.
But amid the city’s squalid vaudeville acts appears a vision that leaves Em-Pee breathless in a cage in Madison Square Parkas Acol, a Dinka princess on display: for Em-Pee, it is love at first sight, though Acol is not free to love anyone back.

‘A perceptive re-enactment of the experiences of African entertainers in late 19th century London and New York …. a compelling and harrowing story of Em-Pee the Zulu dancer and his love for the Dinka woman Acol that takes the reader deep into their imagined lives’
Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of Paradise

Author: Zakes Mda

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