Shrouded Blessings is a tale of four people on a collision course. Naomi, a Xhosa schoolgirl and enchantress given to prostitution that counts the S.A Police Commissioner among her clientele, approaches Fr Bryn Flynn, An Irish priest at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King, In Johannesburg, For confession. But Fr Flynn is reeling from the consequences of a parishioner's botched abortion. To The Cathedral also comes Bonginkosi, inheritor of a business empire, To surrender a bloodthirsty and sexually abusive tokoloshe (goblin). As Naomi enjoys her daring escapades, Bonginkosi is catapulted into a maelstrom of spiritual journeys in frantic attempts to get rid of the menace. Beginning in Johannesburg, The story unfolds with great drama and mysticism before a cabbalist in Jerusalem, a diviner in Nigeria, a Lama in the Samye Temple on the Himalayas in Tibet, a Disciplinary Committee of the Vatican, and finally before a Xhosa sangoma (diviner) in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. But will the Xhosa sangoma, a diviner in conflict with the Government and his community, a man threatening gods and desperate For The head of an albino, rid Bonginkosi of the goblin and himself of his newly found wife -Naomi? Down and trodden, Is Naomi not being turned day-by-day into a creature that animates her worst fears - a tokoloshe?
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Sunday morning Pulpit of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King Johannesburg
Sunday afternoon Inside the confessional stall at the Johannesburg Catholic Cathedral
Sunday evening A spacious bedroom in the vicarage of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King
Evening Inside a cabbalists prayer chamber Jerusalem
Daybreak Inside Naomis flat lounge in Johannesburg
Midday Inside an august chamber in the Vatican Rome
Daybreak An openair Xhosa sangomas rainmaking shrine Eastern Cape
Midday Second day Outside the sangomas homestead consultation hut
Midmorning Third day Courtyard of the sangomas homestead
Babylonian Talmud Hagigah 14b
National Anthem of South Africa
Midday the same day Outside the sangomas homestead consultation hut
Aher altar AmaRharhabe AmaXhosa Azzai Babylonian Talmud Ben Azzai Ben Zoma blessed blood body Bonginkosi booth Cameroon CARDINAL PIETRO chair chalice chest Chief Phalo child clothes confession consultation hut crosses Curtain SCENE darkness death demon Devil divine door duffel earth Eastern Cape evil Exit NAOMI eyes face Father Bryn Flynn Father Flynn FR FLYNN gazed Gcaleka Gcau-u gestures goblins God’s gourd grave Hagigah hands Heaven Holy Jerusalem Johannesburg King Langaa Lombardy East looks Lord man’s Mangcotywa mind murderess NAOMI rises Ndlovu night Nondwe Nongqawuse Nqadu Village off-stage Orunmila pause Pietro di Niccolo police Pray prayer priest Qamata Rabbi Akiva Rabbi Avuyah rainmaking Re-enter NAOMI reverence River Sangoma Sangoma Sigcawu Mangcotywa sangoma’s homestead Scene Three Server shakes his head shrine silence sins sits skull Smut SOGO soul South Africa spirits stand stare stool Thoshla Thou tokoloshe turned Vatican Ventriloquial Voice VINCENT walk wine words Xhosa Yoruba Zoma Zulu