The Adventures of Themba and Bizza 5: The flight of the Princess
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Circumstances have conspired to make Themba and Bizza the reluctant allies of one of two feuding dynasties in ancient Zimbabwe 500 years ago, 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’.

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Date de parution 01 janvier 2003
Nombre de lectures 6
EAN13 9780620340823
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 126 Mo

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The adventures of
Themba and Bizza
The flight of the Princess
Produced and published by Mthombothi Studios (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa
Artwork, story and text: J. Delannoie
Printed by Atlas Printers
ISBN 978-0620340823
©Mthombothi Studios (Pty) Ltd, 2005, 2009, 2014, 2020
website: www.themba.net
mthom@themba.net
Copyright subsists in this work. No part of this work may be reproduced, transmitted,
published or adapted, by any means or in any form, without the prior written permission
of the copyright holder.MAPS OF GREAT ZIMBABWE
Plan of town centre at Great Zimbabwe
Plan of
Great Enclosure
Maps of Great Zimbabwe reproduced with
kind permission of Prof. T. N. Hufman.

(All reference to Themba and Bizza added
for the beneft of this book only.)
POINT OF ENTRY INTO, AND ROUTE OF BIZZA
THROUGH, THE GREAT ENCLOSURE.
Great Zimbabwe:
The word Zimbabwe is derived from the word Dzimbahwe. This was the 16th century Karanga
(a cluster of dialects of the Shona language) term for all capitals, i.e. the house, court or
grave of a king or chief.
Great Zimbabwe is the largest Dzimbahwe in Southern Africa, covering approximately 700
hectares and housing as many as 18 000 people.
Building is believed to have started between 1270 and 1290 AD and the town was a major
political centre until about 1420-1450 AD. Thereafter, people inhabited portions of the
buildings in the valley between the Acropolis with the Royal Palace, and the Great Enclosure,
until the beginning of the 16th century.
“Snakes & Crocodiles, Power and Symbolism in Ancient Zimbabwe”, by Thomas N. Hufman.
Witwatersrand University Press 1996.
(Hence, at the time of our adventure around 1500 AD, the town looks fairly deserted and is
showing signs of ruin).
Acknowledgements
We wish to thank Dr. Mathole Motshekga from the Kara Heritage Institute and Prof. Thomas N. Hufman from the
Department of Archaeology at the University of the Witwatersrand for their generous assistance in providing the
background information against which this adventure is set.
2 AT LAST, THE SUN’S
COMING UP. I’M CHILLED
TO THE BONE, THEMBA
... BRAAH...
HOW WE GOT OUT OF THAT HELLHOLE, I DON’T WHAT A NIGHT, EISH, DID YOU
KNOW, BUT WE WERE NEARLY TOAST... I TELL YOU,SEE THAT WOMAN? SHE HIT ME
I’VE NEVER BEEN AS FRIGHTENED AS THEN.HARD, MPINSH. TA, BUT I PAID
HER BACK SOLID, DIDN’T I? YOU AFRAID?...
WOH, THAT WAS CLOSE! IT SURE DIDN’T
SHOW.
NO? WELL, I WAS... BUT I CAME THROUGH, I SCARED YOU?! WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DO?
DIDN’T I? I CAME THROUGH LIKE I KNEW I SHE WASN’T GOING TO GIVE ME DETENTION, MAN!
WOULD, AND WITH REAL FIREWORKS TOO! SHE WAS GOING TO FINISH US... ONCE AND FOR
DID YOU SEE THAT? ALL, DEAD, KLAAR AND KAPOT...
I’M AFRAID I DID
NO MORE THEMBA AND BIZZA!
...YOU SCARED ME.
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