ISBN 9780991655601,The Curse And The Cup

The Curse And The Cup


Gaurav Bhalla



Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780991655601

ISBN-10 0991655605

Paper Back

Number of Pages 388 Pages
Language (English)

Contemporary Fiction

The Curse and the Cup is a harrowing story of unpaid karmic debt, of the dark, unvanquished consequences of apartheid that continue to exact revenge and cripple dreams till today. On an ill-fated day in 1991, Vuyisa Lingani and his son Manga, legendary left-arm spinners who couldnt play international cricket for South Africa because they were black, die within hours of each other in a bizarre tragedy. Vuyisas wife, Mama Nonkosi, blames the white cricket establishment and places a curse on the South African cricket team to avenge their deaths. The curse has successfully prevented the Proteas from winning a single World Cup championship since. But Mama Nonkosi is dying, and the curse needs a new caretaker. She turns to her grandson, Themba, the sole-surviving Lingani male, and heir to the left-arm spin dynasty. Will Themba honor her request and support the familys tradition of hate and revenge, or will he pursue his own destiny and choose forgiveness Will South Africa win the ICC 2015 World Cup, or will the curse continue its unbroken victorious run