Mandla’s New Book Tells Story of an Ant Society in the Midst of a Global Economic Exposure

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The Political and Economic Struggle of Commoner Ants in Their Home at Garden Green Hills

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In the epoch of their independence, the ants have gain control over the garden of Green Hills. After their fight and struggle to have the right to plant in their garden and live in peace without any disturbances from cockroaches and wild animals, something extra ordinary happens during their political and economic struggle. The ants are now into a state of confusion. It’s no longer clear whether the Seer (God) is still on their side or not.

Garden Green Hills written by Mandla tells the story of an ant society that tries to define itself in the midst of a global economic exposure. They struggle for many years and now see the light of their freedom. However, a division among them seeks to manifest itself in a new class of leadership and it also seems to cripple the economic prosperity of the hills. Despite these new challenges, the youth ants redefine and shape the socio-economic culture of Garden Green Hills but they too, also will fall victims to corruption.

This book presents the political and economic struggle of the ants called Commoners in their home, the Garden Green Hills which is taken over by the alien .Together with the Wing Ants, they live under traditional leadership but the sudden takeover of the minority rich and powerful Red Ants dominate this leadership in the hills. All of a sudden, ant life will never be the same again.

Part one of this book focuses on political evolution which was inspired by mostly South African politics which highlight some major significant events that changed the course of South African socio-political history and recreates them into animation episodes. Most of the characters represent different entities. Part two focuses on the post oppression era when the freedom has been attained and highlights events that marked a new era in South African political independence. One element that is present in this story is that of corruption that seems to dominate the nature of South African politics. It also focuses on the financial economic freedom at the expenses of others and in the name of a struggle and social development.

Garden Green Hills is a cleverly written story that metaphorically presents to readers a country’s struggle for political and economic independence from those who want to control and dominate its leadership. Mandla’s literary work uses the ant characters since they possess humanlike qualities that readers can easily relate with.

This book will be featured at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 9 – 13, 2013.

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About the Author
Mandla Vk Ngcobo was born in Durban, Republic of South Africa, and grew up in the township called Ntuzuma and Inanda Newtown Section A. He was raised by a single parent. He knew his father when he was twenty years old, a month before his mother passed away. He lost four years of his early childhood education because of the civil wars between the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and African National Congress (ANC) in their township in the early 90’s. Although he grew up poor, he always looked at himself as someone who was created to bring change in the global community through his creativity.

Garden Green Hills * by Mandla
And Finally Ants Run The Village
Publication Date: May 6, 2013
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 101 pages; 978-1-4797-1482-7
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4797-1483-4

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