When one hears the words ‘Zulu wedding’ immediately your mind is filled with colour, music, feasting and an array of cultural ceremonies that join two families.
So naturally, when you read Zulu Wedding there’s a level of expectation of a wedding that is filled many twists and turn.
The book, written by Dudu Busani-Dube, is more daunting than it is a page turner. Well it is not to mean the book is absolute hogwash, but it’s not something to want to sink your claws in.
Largely based on a promise that was between families that their children would marry each other. Lungile (the main character) goes to live in New York after finding out that she is to marry Zweli, a young, handsome and smart king from KZN.
Most of the book dwells on Lungile’s stay in the city that never sleeps and conflict with herself and her family.
Meanwhile Zweli doesn’t really want to be king or does he?
Zulu Wedding is the kind of book one should read when you’ve been put on bed rest and you have to read every other book that was on your list of books to read.
The better option is to wait for the movie…
This review was written by Tshimo Leeuw.