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Zakes Mda

(Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda)
South Africa (b.1948)

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.

   1. Ways of Dying (1995)
   2. Cion (2007)
   She Plays with the Darkness (1995)
   The Heart of Redness (2001)
   The Madonna of Excelsior (2002)
   The Whale Caller (2005)
   The Sculptors of Mapungubwe (2013)
   Rachel's Blue (2014)
   Black Diamond (2014)
   Little Suns (2019)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Melville 67 (2002)
   The Zulus of New York (2020)
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