Red Jacaranda Leaves by Curtis Sagwete
In a world of magic and mysticism, peace and prosperity reins in the Akuwa and Piripiri kingdoms, however, something brews in the midst, and the wily witch doctor, the Sangoma, sees it in his visions, and will do anything to quell the threat. Even reintroducing the ancient art of purification. Princess Nia of the Piripiri tribe faces this bloody destiny, but her mother, Queen Zandile has other ideas. In the Akuwa Kingdom, bastard born Xolani befriends a water dragon, the Nyaminyami, and attempts to protect his tribesmen, and in due course, the kingdoms, from natures recoil at the rites of passage.