For he had an uncle--they all have "uncles"--who wielded the power of a tokoloshe
, and this had been unleashed upon me.
Published in the first decade of the new millennium, Jann Turner's Southern Cross (2002), Sarah Penny's The Beneficiaries (2002), which was well reviewed by Heyns, and Rachel Zadok's highly praised debut Gem Squash Tokoloshe
(2005) explore the interconnections between privilege, oppression, and culpability as a means of taking ownership for the authors' own complicities.
"We'd never have guessed the show would still be going three years later," says Marc Warren, 46, whose character Rick is haunted by an African spirit called the Tokoloshe
. "People might have hated it and thought we were just four actors having fun in the sun.
Naidoo approached her victims with the promise of bringing them into contact with a "tokoloshe
", or mythical African spirit, which she said would bring luck at the roulette tables.
In his capacity as sociologist, Ashforth--himself a religious sceptic--details many of the beliefs shared by Black South Africans: in the tokoloshe
, a hairy little creature with enormous genitals and a voracious sexual appetite, who preys mostly on women; in Inkosi ya Manzi, the King of the Water, who threatens those shack dwellers erecting their shacks too close to the river where he lives; in Inyoni Yezulu, the lightning bird of the heavens that lays its eggs when it strikes; and in the isidliso, which is sent to the victim by a witch through adulterated food or drink, and 'which takes the form of a small creature lodged in the gullet' (Ashforth 2000:167), a crab or a frog or even a lizard, that:
So much so that Steven, who lives in Widnes, left his job as an English teacher at St Julie's Catholic High School in Woolton two years ago to concentrate on writing full-time (he has two more books in the pipeline - Terror of The Tokoloshe
and The Hidden Folk).
I centered the piece on the idea of the tokoloshe
. (That's 'tokolosie' to everyone in Namibia.)
Both she and Caffery think there is a "Tokoloshe
" in the area, a creature out of African witchcraft.
According to Mike Bartholomew, skipper of RSA the team's King 40 Tokoloshe
, "It was Eddie Warden Owen from the RORC who actually suggested to Rick Nankin and myself that we should consider putting a South African team together.
(or tikoloshe or tikoloshi) in African mythology is a humanoid creature about 1 m tall, with a large head, big eyes and a slender torso.
These figures are, amongst others, the Mantis (/Kaggen), Heitsi-Eibeb, Uthlakanyana and Tokoloshe
The obvious tracks are here - Bowie's Life On Mars (of course), Sweet's Blockbuster, Slade's Coz I Luv You - but there are also some long forgotten gems like John Kongos' Tokoloshe
Man and Anada Shankar's delicate Snow Flower.