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Ways of Dying

(1995)
(The first book in the Toloki series)
A novel by

 
 
Written in the style of "magic realism," this tragic-comic contemporary novel is set against the backdrops of shabby but vibrant city slums and a rural South African community. The story's hero, Toloki, is an eccentric yet dignified professional mourner whose different worlds are reconciled, amid an atmosphere charged with bizarre realism, when he finds love and makes peace with his past.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: Ways of Dying
Author(s): Zakes Mda
ISBN: 1-4177-0714-3 / 978-1-4177-0714-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

July 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ways of Dying: School Notes Edition
Author(s): Zakes Mda, Robin Malan, Mncedisi Mashigoane
ISBN: 0-19-571751-1 / 978-0-19-571751-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Southern Africa
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August 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ways of Dying: A Novel
Author(s): Zakes Mda
ISBN: 0-312-42091-9 / 978-0-312-42091-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ways of Dying (Southern African writing)
Author(s): Zakes Mda
ISBN: 0-19-571498-9 / 978-0-19-571498-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Southern Africa
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July 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ways of Dying: Educational Edition (Southern African Writing)
Author(s): Z Mda
ISBN: 0-19-571106-8 / 978-0-19-571106-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press Southern Africa
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Kindle Editions

May 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Ways of Dying: A Novel
Author(s): Zakes Mda
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon