Mongiwa is a happily married woman until her husband dies in a car crash on England’s M1 Motorway. Her husband’s death opens a Pandora’s box when she finds out that her beloved husband is cheating on her resulting in pregnancy. Mongiwa is traumatised by the discovery of the pregnancy and ends up in hospital where she finds out about her own pregnancy that she is not even aware of. Fortunately for Mongiwa, her two closest friends and another dark-horse friend provide emotional support when she confronts her late husband’s girlfriend, her parents and the death of the girlfriend’s child. They assist with burial plans including travelling all the way to Zimbabwe where her husband is buried. Mongiwa’s marital problems become interwoven with her friends’ and they share, listen and make decisions to grow and strengthen their marriages and friendship.
Nombulelo (Nombue) Mazibuko was born and raised in Bulawayo, a city in Zimbabwe. She attended a primary school near her home in a township called Luveve. During her formative years, Nombue was exposed to a lot of books and reading by her mother who worked as book sales representative for the then Rhodesia Literature Bureau. Her mother specialized in marketing and selling Zimbabwe’s African author novels, short stories and poetry. That is where Nombue’s love of reading developed. Her father was an avid reader too and his favourite was ‘Jock of the Bushveld’ by James Percy FitzPatrick.
She finished her education in 1983 at David Livingstone Secondary school and went on to train as a primary school teacher at United College of Education in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She got married in 1989 and continued to teach at different schools in Bulawayo until she left for Botswana where she was a housewife and raised her three daughters.
Nombue returned to Zimbabwe in 1998 and resumed teaching at Shabani Mine Primary School. In 2003 Nombue emigrated to the United Kingdom and settled in England where she took up different job roles as a Supply Teacher, Support worker, Nursery Manager and private Nanny.
Nombue finally settled for a job role in Social Care and works as a Live-in Care Professional providing much needed cover for other Care Professionals who go on holidays or attend to family emergencies. The flexibility of the job enables her to choose her work pattern so that she has time for writing and managing her home. Nombue recently got engaged to be married and moved to London where she lives with her husband-to-be and her step-son.