Zandile the Resolute – Dudu Busani Dube

Book Two of the Hlomu series. A word of advice, if you have not read Hlomu the Wife, this book won’t make much sense. One thing though that never left my mind throughout the book is though book two still has the same conversational style as Hlomu, the two are so different.

The focus is on Zandile and Nkosana (head of the family). Zandile has been around since before Hlomu. She is Nkosana’s ‘wife’ and mother to two of Nkosana’s sons (whom Hlomu raised). Zandile is mature. Matured by life’s cruelty, experiences from her younger self and by a lost 17 years. She is filled with a mixture of good memories and nightmares of past events. After 17 years, of course much has changed – the one constant is and has been the love Zandile and Nkosana share. In Hlomu, Xolie and Gugu (wives to Mqhele, Sambulo and Nqoba), Zandile has found sisters, they share their stories, lives and laughter with one another, they even know where what stays in each others’ houses.

Zandile has somewhat adjusted to life living with the Zulu brothers, the money; media and the rules of do’s and don’ts. She’s a lady (emphasis on hair – it must always look good), stubborn but knows how to pick her fights. She learns of how judgemental people can be (the media ofcourse) but she doesn’t let that shake her, in fact, she takes matters into her own hands and demands to be listened – telling her own story, her own way. She becomes accustomed to a life of always getting what you want, remains humble, confident and returns the love Nkosana has and gives her.

As with Hlomu, I was going through the motions of living but looked forward to reading again. A great book, it sort of makes you take a break from the world.

– Phumzile Z

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55 thoughts on “Zandile the Resolute – Dudu Busani Dube

    1. Hi Precious! Thanks so much for your question. We’ve been in touch with Dudu and she’s asked that we pass her number onto you so that she can let you know exactly how to get your hands on her books.

      Yours in reading. xx

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      1. may I please have this book as am done with hlomu the wife, infact I want all books dudu has written, kindly direct me to where I can purchase them please guys.
        I am inlove with her style of writing, and infact addicted help me

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      2. Hi Mbali – you should consider following Dudu on Facebook (Dudu Busani-Dube) – she always has updates and where you can find her books, etc.
        Another alternative is to purchase copies from the My African Buy website, or contact her at this email address: hlomuthewife@gmail.com

        Let us know if you still need assistance.

        Yours in Reading. x

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    2. I have just finished Hlomu the Wife… I need the next book!!!. Its holidays. I need the next book. Which book stores? I just cant wait. Loving your work Dudu and its about us, we understand this culture so well. Big-ups Girl!!! Loving your work.

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      1. Great Londi yay we’re LOVING your enthusiasm and awesome reaction to Hlomu the Wife. Masterpiece of a book!

        Well you can enquire at your local Exclusive Books or alternatively we can email you Dudu’s number – she’d be the best person to direct you to where you’d be able to get your hands on a copy!

        Yours in Reading
        The Bookish Sisters

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    1. Hi there Naledi,

      Thanks so much for being in touch – you’ll note that we’ve sent an email through to you with Dudu’s details so she should be able to assist you with how to get your hands on her books.

      Thanks for supporting the blog! Happy reading! x

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    1. Fantastic, we’re so glad that you enjoyed it! You can connect with Dudu on Facebook (Dudu Busani-Dube) and on Twitter (@dududube) and Instagram (@dudubusanidube).

      Happy Reading! Let us know what you thought of “Zandile” when you’ve finished reading it!

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  1. I couldn’t put the book down, my husband was getting worried, he felt abit neglected for some time lol. I must say I have become a better wife after reading this book. Thank you for reviving my love for reading again. Now on to the next one! Zandile!!

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  2. Just read Hlomu…the wife. I could not put it down until i finished it throughout the night and day. I love her way of telling stories. Im not a reader but this series i will read until finish. How can i get Zandile and Naledi books? Please tell us where to purchase them. Im hooked

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  3. I have never read a book and finish it but with Hlomi – the wife I did thanks to the writer. I want the other books Zandile and Naledi

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    1. That’s so great Glenda. We’ve had the privilege of meeting her and she’s a blast 🙂 We also told her how much we love her and how badly we want a Book 4!

      You should consider following Dudu on Facebook (Dudu Busani-Dube)
      You can also drop her some fan mail at this email address: hlomuthewife@gmail.com

      Yours in Reading. x

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    1. Hello La Toya,

      You should consider following Dudu on Facebook (Dudu Busani-Dube) – she always has updates and where you can find her books, etc.
      Another alternative is to purchase copies from the My African Buy website, or contact her at this email address: hlomuthewife@gmail.com

      Let us know if you still need assistance.

      Yours in Reading. x

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    1. Hello Lillian,

      You should follow Dudu on Facebook (Dudu Busani-Dube) – she always has updates and where you can find her books, etc.
      Another alternative is to purchase copies from the My African Buy website, or contact her at this email address: hlomuthewife@gmail.com

      Let us know if you still need assistance.

      Yours in Reading. x

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  4. Hello, I’m so excited to have come across this blog!
    I’ve been looking for the following books by Dudu: 1. Hlomu The Wife. 2. Naledi His Love. 3. Zandile The Resolute.
    Kindly advise as to where can one purchase them. Thanks in advance.

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  5. Wow😱 Hlomu the wife was amazing I’m a bookworm and I have read over a hundred books but never come across something like Hlomu the wife its top of t list on all time favourites

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  6. I have read Hlomu the wife, and I have learned alot about the book it inspires me as a woman not to take life for granted. To stand what it is best for Myself and what makes you happy an to believe inlove. Looking forward to Naledi book

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    1. The great news is that yes, they’re now available at Exclusive Books 🙂 We’re not sure which specific branches but if your local one doesn’t have one, then I’m sure they can order a copy for you. Let us know if you can hunt down a copy so we can help you look for one.

      Yours in Reading
      The Bookish Sisters

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    1. Hey Nicky, so you can now head down to your local Exclusive Books and see if they’d have a copy. Otherwise I can email you Dudu’s number and she’d be the best person to direct you to a copy nearest to you!

      Yours in Reading
      The Bookish Sisters

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  7. I finished reading Hlumo the wife in just 3 days, I just couldn’t put it down. It keeps you wanting to know what happened next . It’s amazing how I kept finding bits and pieces of myself In Hlumo. I can’t wait to get my hands on Zandile the Resolute , please share details of where one can get the rest of Dudus books..

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  8. Dudu well done sisi…..If I lose my job your definitely writing my story lol…Thank you for such great literature,I haven’t slept for two days I needed to know wht happens in the next chapter…Im on Zandile now(”,)

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  9. I’ve just finished all 3 books and I’m really sad cause dez no 4th 1 I love Dudu’s writing hle her books r inspiring I used to read der book till midnight,or wen m in a taxi in der toilet even wen m cooking lol der way I was so addicted n attached,can we please get number 4

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  10. wow i really enjoyed Hlomu the Wife, its the best book i have read in my life. i just cant stop thinking about the characters. big up dudu.

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  11. when is the fourth book on Zulu brothers going to be published, I cant wait? Dudu is going to make us jobless, we don’t sleep, unable to put the book down even at work! this is bad but she is such a great writer, keep those books coming Dudu.

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