Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda
Sal Idriss

Zakes Mda is a professor of creative writing at Ohio University. He has been a visiting professor at both Yale and the University of Vermont. Among his novels, The Heart of Redness (FSG, 2002) won the Richard Wright Zora Neale Hurston Legacy Award. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Athens, Ohio.


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Sometimes There Is a Void

Zakes Mda
Picador

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "Moving, funny... Here is a man looking back on his life and country with joy and sorrow." —John Freeman, The...


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Cion

Zakes Mda
Picador

A Picador Paperback Original The hero of Zakes Mda's beloved Ways of Dying, Toloki, sets down with a family in Middle America and uncovers the story of...


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The Whale Caller

Zakes Mda
Picador

As Zakes Mda's fifth novel opens, the seaside village of Hermanus is overrun with whale-watchers--foreign tourists determined to see whales in their natural...


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The Madonna of Excelsior

Zakes Mda
Picador

"A generous, patient, wry and intelligent voice...[that] suggests not just a writer who can seduce us through beautiful language and unfailing humor. We also...


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She Plays with the Darkness

Zakes Mda
Picador

In a remote mountain village in Lesotho, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song, setting herself apart from her fellow villagers. Her twin...


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The Heart of Redness

Zakes Mda
Picador

Camugu, recently returned to Johannesburg and disillusioned by the new democracy, moves to the remote Eastern Cape. There in the nineteenth century a teenage...


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Ways of Dying

Zakes Mda
Picador

Winner of the M-Net Book Prize Shortlisted for the CNA and Noma Awards In Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda's acclaimed first novel, Toloki is a "professional...


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