Invisible Strings

Naledi Mashishi

07-18-23

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07-18-23

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Literary

Description

Naledi Mashishi’s Invisible Strings is an intoxicating blend of supernatural mystery, family secrets, and the corrupting power of popularity.

Thato Pule’s life is one with many secrets. The mystery of her aunt’s disappearance years before she was born overshadows her family, filling her life with squabbling and bickering between her mother, grandmother, and uncle. Only her mother’s reluctance at parenting keeps her powers unnoticed—powers that range from seeing the dead to healing by touch.

When ambitious pastor Solomon Khumalo stumbles upon Thato’s power, he makes her mother an offer to pass off Thato’s healing powers as his own in exchange for money. As the pastor’s dreams begin to warp into a nightmare of corruption, Thato begins to see a very specific ghost: one who tore her family apart years ago.

Invisible Strings is a story addresses not only the scourge of charismatic pastors in South Africa, but how the past bleeds into the present, no matter how much we try to forget it. 

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Language English
Release Day Jul 17, 2023
Release Date July 18, 2023
Release Date Machine 1689638400
Imprint Rising Action Publishing
Provider Rising Action Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Literary Fiction, African American, World Literature
Author Bio
Naledi Mashishi

Naledi Mashishi is an author and masters student based in London. She holds journalism degrees from Rhodes University and the University of the Witwatersrand. She has previously worked as a fact-checking researcher for Africa Check. In 2019 she was the recipient of the Casa Lorde Writer’s Residency hosted by Blackbird Books and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative. Invisible Strings is her debut novel.

Overview

Naledi Mashishi’s Invisible Strings is an intoxicating blend of supernatural mystery, family secrets, and the corrupting power of popularity.

Thato Pule’s life is one with many secrets. The mystery of her aunt’s disappearance years before she was born overshadows her family, filling her life with squabbling and bickering between her mother, grandmother, and uncle. Only her mother’s reluctance at parenting keeps her powers unnoticed—powers that range from seeing the dead to healing by touch.

When ambitious pastor Solomon Khumalo stumbles upon Thato’s power, he makes her mother an offer to pass off Thato’s healing powers as his own in exchange for money. As the pastor’s dreams begin to warp into a nightmare of corruption, Thato begins to see a very specific ghost: one who tore her family apart years ago.

Invisible Strings is a story addresses not only the scourge of charismatic pastors in South Africa, but how the past bleeds into the present, no matter how much we try to forget it.