Indoda Emadodeni is a novella book written specifically for grade 7 isiZulu learners. The theme discussed in this book is about a young boy by the name of Mandla who stays with his grandmother. They are facing difficulties together as a small family after the passing of his mother. Mandla is an intelligent young boy and he performs very well at school. However, he faces many life challenges, such as poverty, lack of proper shelter, no proper school uniform, bullying, mocked by his peers, and many more. This book has pictures and questions prepared for learners to answer as part of their activities after reading.