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The Madonna of Excelsior

(2002)
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"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 to shock and frighten us, to astound and anger and unsettle us...In short, his is a voice for which one should feel not only affection but admiration." --Neil Gordon, New York Times Book Review

Selection, Summer Reading, New York Times Book Review

In 1971, nineteen citizens of Excelsior in South Africa's white-ruled Free State were charged with breaking apartheid's Immorality Act, which forbade sex between blacks and whites. Taking this case as raw material for his alchemic imagination, Zakes Mda tells the story of one irrepressible fallen madonna, Niki, and her family, at the heart of the scandal.


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Hardback Editions

March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Madonna of Excelsior: A Novel
Author(s): Zakes Mda
ISBN: 0-374-20008-4 / 978-0-374-20008-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Madonna of Excelsior: A Novel
Author(s): Zakes Mda
ISBN: 0-312-42382-9 / 978-0-312-42382-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Madonna of Excelsior
Author(s): Zakes Mda
ISBN: 0-19-578315-8 / 978-0-19-578315-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Southern Africa
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Audio Editions

August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Madonna of Excelsior
Author(s): Zakes Mda
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Madonna of Excelsior
Author(s): Zakes Mda
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2005 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Madonna of Excelsior
Author(s): Zakes Mda
ISBN: 1-4193-0552-2 / 978-1-4193-0552-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

May 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Madonna of Excelsior: A Novel
Author(s): Zakes Mda
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA