232pp., paperback, Reprint, Cape Town, (2006) 2018
A novel about Nolitye, a young girl who finds a purple stone on a township street and discovers it makes whoever holds it feel happy. It also has the power to grant wishes. Magical beings begin to appear, and Nolitye learns that her stone is a piece of a larger one used to prevent darkness from taking over the world.
K. Sello Duiker (1974-2005) is the author of the novels Thirteen Cents (won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for best first book, Africa region) and The Quiet Violence of Dreams (winner of the Herman Charles Bosman Prize).