Longlisted for the Sunday Times Literary Fiction Award 2022
Mamokgethi’s life is brought to an abrupt halt by an unplanned pregnancy. As her daughter Thato grows, she begins to develop otherworldly powers ranging from visions, to seeing the dead, to healing by touch.
A young pastor, Solomon, is desperate to prove himself by preaching the word of God to a large and loyal congregation. When he discovers Thato’s powers, he makes Mamokgethi a tempting offer: in exchange for money, he would pass off Thato's healing powers as his own. As the pastor’s popularity and thirst for power grows, Thato is burdened with events beyond her control.
Invisible Strings is a story about the past bleeding into the present, the living and the dead, and the danger that can come with authority.