Imagine Ghosts Telling Tales in front of Smoky Mirrors


S.L. Masunda’s debut novel – Imagine Ghosts Telling Tales in front of Smoky Mirrors – is a fictional memoir exploring a writer’s quest for literary recognition. However, the atrocities he commits in the name of ambition become increasingly gruesome until he is charged with murder, and swiftly declared insane. The story is threaded together by the writer’s narration as he switches from past to current musings and back again. We are drawn back in time to three key moments in the writer’s life that are seemingly pivotal to his current predicament – always being challenged to seek out redemption for our hero turned killer. 

A macabre and tragic fable, where greed and selfishness,

masked as love in all its forms, take centre stage.

Rights Information

The Ouen Press list is published in English as eBooks and in paperback, and is distributed internationally.

We are seeking to sell:

-Translation rights for Print and electronic version in all non-English languages;

-Large print, Audio & Serialisation rights in all territories and all languages;

-Film/TV options.

Marketing Information

Here's an excerpt from the book to get you started... appeared in Issue 8 of the Johannesburg Review of Books


“…the results for this debut are graphic and spellbinding. We expect this book to be very well received - it is sure to quickly build S. L. Masunda a strong fan base.”

Paula Comley, Commissioning Editor – Ouen Press


Generous, positive reviews from...

Zimbabwe Newsday
 "Masunda's book makes a good read for those who search for wisdom."
Mar 2018 

Zimbabwe Herald
 "...something embodied in the poetic, meditative sound of language keeps beckoning to be followed."
Jan 2018 

Author Biography

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Shingirirai Lincoln Masunda trained as an auditor & fraud analyst for one of the largest accountancy practices. However his true passions lie in creative writing – with a primary focus on contemporary African society, and particularly issues affecting youth culture.  

S. L. Masunda likes to adopt an unorthodox approach to social customs, always questioning ethos and traditions.

Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: November 2017
  • English
  • 9780995629950
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 8.99 GBP
  • Pages: 208
  • Ouen Press
  • Readership: General
  • Publish State: Unpublished
  • Original Language Title: English
  • Copyright Year: 2017
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 cm