The year is 1879 and the African kingdom of Kuvukiland is threatened by Redcoat soldiers, who are killing off the Kuvuki tribe’s sacred springbok and taking over the land. During the wedding ritual of Hekule (the future king of Kuvukiland) and his queen, Hekule is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin, one of the Redcoats’ cooks. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of this mischievous Indian cook. It is up to Mr. Bones, to get rid of this cursed stone to cure his king by returning the gem to its home in an Indian village.
Leon Schuster, Gray Hofmeyr
November 27, 2008