Before telling you about “Herbert Wants To Come Home” I want to tell you about the JukePop platform. Authors can publish books on JukePop, one chapter at a time and the story stays alive if people vote for it.
I think this is a great way to test your creativity, no matter if you are a published author or you’re just starting. Also, it’s great for readers because you can find some amazing stories on JukePop.
One of the stories I liked the most on JukePop is “Herbert Wants To Come Home“.
HERBERT WANTS TO GO HOME blends two myths- the vampire of Europe and the mudzimu (ancestral spirit) of southern Africa to tell a contemporary story of exile, migration and returning home.
“When Herbert Mutsepe suddenly dies of anaemia in the United Kingdom following a visit to Romania, his family have his body brought back to his native Zimbabwe for burial. A year later, they gather from the four corners of the globe to conduct the kurova guva ceremony-evoking his spirit to return home to the family homestead to join the pantheon of vadzimu, the family ancestral guiding spirits.
James Muramba is a homicide detective investigating the presumed death of a customs officer at Harare International Airport who vanished the day Mutsepe’s body was brought in. It seems that all is not well with Herbert’s soul, and perhaps it would not be a good thing at all to let him come home.”
UK-based Masimba Musodza is truly “Zimbabwe’s Master of Scare”, with a growing global appeal.
Herbert Wants To Come Home is currently serialised here http://www.jukepop.com/home/read/1074
Free to read with your e-mail account.
Also, a print edition is set for late summer 2014.