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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.

Zakes Mda

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Sometimes There Is a Void
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Sometimes There Is a Void

Zakes Mda
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 against apartheid....

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Cion
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Cion

Zakes Mda
Picador
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 who...

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The Whale Caller
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The Whale Caller

Zakes Mda
Picador
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 habitat. But when the tourists have gone...

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The Madonna of Excelsior
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The Madonna of Excelsior

Zakes Mda
Picador
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 encounter a writer who has the power...

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She Plays with the Darkness
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She Plays with the Darkness

Zakes Mda
Picador
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 brother, Radisene, works in the lowland capital...

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The Heart of Redness
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The Heart of Redness

Zakes Mda
Picador
Picador

A startling novel by the leading writer of the new South Africa

In The Heart of Redness -- shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize -- Zakes Mda sets a story...

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Ways of Dying
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Ways of Dying

Zakes Mda
Picador
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 mourner" in...

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