"K'wesuke-sukela...(Once upon a time, a long time ago...)" stories didn't exist, dreams didn't exist. "It must be terrible!". With a delicate and brilliant tale Gcina Mhlophe brings us into Mazanendaba's and her numerous family's world, in an exotic village in the wood, out of time, among speaking animals, looking for "stories" and for a magic that can make the most of life. An adventurous trip illustrated by the peculiar transparencies of Massimo Lunardon's glass artworks. An etching by Massimo Lunardon in a limited edition of 100 copies accompanies the book.