Zakes Mda

 
1995 play still relevant today
1995 play still relevant today
Have we come a long way since 1994?
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Snaps: The photos of Daniel “Kgomo” Morolong: In the 1950s and 1960s, Daniel Morolong was a jazz musician and...
The art of darkness
The art of darkness
‘I don’t know, it’s probably just the human condition. Maybe we’re all just fucking depressed,” says Charl Blignaut. He throws up his...
Zakes Mda: Donald Trump is a product of desperation
Zakes Mda: Donald Trump is a product of desperation
Renowned South African novelist and playwright Zakes Mda has put his money on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton winning the race to become the...
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
​Land and patriarchy take centre stage in Kani and Mda’s recent collaborative play
In Zakes Mda and John Kani’s collaboration, The Dying Screams of the Moon, the thorniest of South African issues is used as the pivot...
Little Suns: Bloody past in the tense present
Little Suns: Bloody past in the tense present
It is absorbing to hear author Zakes Mda speak of his psychological relationship with South Africa. In his unwieldy memoir, Sometimes There Is a...
Two writers ‘put flesh on the bones’ of our forgotten histories
Two writers ‘put flesh on the bones’ of our forgotten histories
The most recent instalment of the Goethe Institute’s Literary Crossroads series, titled Rewriting South African Landscapes, substituted the verve...
UJ Prize: Winners in newfound freedom
UJ Prize: Winners in newfound freedom
Zakes Mda has won the 2014 University of Johannesburg prize for South African writing in English (R75?000) for his novel, Rachel’s Blue...
Winning novels examples of newfound writing freedom
Winning novels examples of newfound writing freedom
Zakes Mda has won the 2014 University of Johannesburg prize for South African writing in English (R75 000) for his novel, Rachel's...
Post-liberation writing plays hide-and-seek with plot
Post-liberation writing plays hide-and-seek with plot
What are the most interesting trends in South African writing over the past 21 years? In 2013, when I started researching the book on this subject...
21 years in SA literature: How the local pen has flowed
21 years in SA literature: How the local pen has flowed
In the quarter century that South Africans have been living in the “new dispensation”, which followed the fall of the apartheid regime, the...

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