OVERRIDE

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.

AUTHOR ON THE WEB

  • Zakes Mda Sal Idriss
BACK

BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Sometimes There Is a Void

Zakes Mda

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Zakes Mda is the most acclaimed South African writer of the independence era. His eight novels tell stories that venture far beyond the conventional narratives of a people’s struggle...

Buy

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 the runaway slaves...

Buy

The Heart of Redness

Zakes Mda

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A startling novel by the leading writer of the new South AfricaIn The Heart of Redness -- shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize -- Zakes Mda sets a story...

Buy

The Madonna of Excelsior

Zakes Mda

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A new novel by a towering presence in contemporary South African literatureIn 1971, nineteen citizens of Excelsior in South Africa's white-ruled Free State were charged with breaking...

Buy

VIEW ALL WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
BACK