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Bones & Runes: Translations and Proverbs

Below are various key passages from Bones & Runes containing either !Orakobab (Haiseb's dialogue), isiZulu or isiZulu Proverbs (Ulwazi), with their guide translations. “I keep getting this error message: Senqaba ukuhlonipha isicelo sakho. Lo mlayezo ubonakala iselelesi, noma labo abazama ukuthola imithombo evinjelwe ngaphandle kokugunyazwa. [We decline to honor your request. This message is seen by intruders, or those trying to access a restricted resource without authorization.]  Seriously?” ********************** Mamlambo’s Foretelling: " Kunengxabano . There is a fight. ” " Umhlobo uhlangana nomunye . One friend meets another. " " Abahlobo bayaxabana . The friends are fighting. " " Nabaphansi bona bayaxabana. And the spirits below, they too are quarrelling. " " Abahlobo ababili bahlangana nomunye . Two friends meet another. " " Bese badelana bonke, omunye nomunye ahambe ngokwakhe, Then they abandon each other, each one goin

Bones & Runes Paperback Published

  This is something I'm really proud of. The writing of it was truly a fantastical journey and came to be with the support of my family and the real experts in the fields of southern African cosmologies and linguistics. Published in paperback by Abibiman Publishing  and their African Futures Series , and brought into the world by the determination and passion of Onyeka Nwelue. This is the manuscript which gave me the opportunity to be the James Currey Society Fellow at the University of Oxford in 2022. This is Book 1: the adventure will continue... Map of Abaphansi First Edition Cover (and inside flaps) "Bungapheliyo uMhlaba Amazulu" (The Eternal World is the Heavens) "Highly original and compelling. Embleton's strange world is immersive and intriguing. This is a novel of adventure and ideas.” – T.L. Huchu, author of 'The Library of the Dead’ “Embleton’s portrayal overflows with imagination, filling it to the brim with all manner of beings and deities from Zu

Documentary Film Posters

Since leaving Earth Touch in 2019, I have continued a creative relationship with a great team. Here are some of the works I've produced in 2020-2022. MIPCOM DISPLAY STAND POSTER (Oct 2021 & March 2022 versions): MIPCOM Oct 2021 MIPCOM March 2022 (extended) POSTER (2020) POSTER (2020)