263pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
A novel based on true events. In 1899, at the start of the Anglo-Boer War, the gold mines were shut down and the miners ordered to leave Johannesburg. Over 10 days 7000 Zulu miners walked the 500 kilometres to Natal.
Fred Khumalo is the author of the novels Dancing the Death Drill and Bitches' Brew and a book of short stories, Talk of the Town. His memoir, Touch My Blood, was shortlisted for the 2007 Alan Paton Prize for Non-fiction.