Ingilube, a young Zulu warrior in the time of King Shaka, leads the reader on a tale of wondrous adventure and romance during an epic period of Africa's history. The majesty of the Zulu kingdom was soon to wither under the fall of the great King Shaka and his brother Dingane's fateful claim to the throne. During this turbulent period of a great nation of warriors, the white settlers begin to make their presence felt in the rich green valleys of Zululand, a menacing threat that promises generations of conflict. Through this time of terrible conflict, Ingilube grows into manhood under the guiding hand of the masterful witch Magogo, a revered magician throughout the kingdom whose spiritual guides will lead Ingilube through the wild expanse of the Zulu kingdom. Ingilube epitomises the true spirit of Africa, the humour and joy of the great wilderness and the tragedy of human intervention and betrayal. There are lessons to be learned, even two centuries later. Ingilube is a spiritual leader of all who have a love of life and a belief in the goodness of mankind.
The title Ingilube belongs to those who can see beyond the routine of daily life and who wish, for however brief a spell, to lose themselves in the wonder of a far off land.