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Zakes Mda


(Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda)
South Africa

Zakes Mda was born in the Herschel district of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. He is the author of five novels, one novella and more than twenty plays and is also a painter, composer and filmmaker. He commutes between South Africa and the USA, working as a professor of creative writing at Ohio University, beekeeper in the Eastern Cape, an adviser to the Market Theatre, Johannesburg, and a director of the Southern African Multimedia AIDS Trust in Sophiatown, Johannesburg.
 
Series
Toloki
1. Ways of Dying (1995)
2. Cion (2007)
Ways of DyingCion
 
Non fiction
When People Play People: Development Communication Through TheatreThe Steve Biko Memorial Lectures 2000-2008Sometimes There Is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider
 
Zakes Mda recommends
The Quiet Violence of Dreams
The Quiet Violence of Dreams (2001)
K Sello Duiker
"What a great writer of the post-apartheid era!"



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