A tour de force of 20 dancers from Gregory Maqoma’s Vuyani Dance Company, and 18 singers as fellow mourners, Cion unpacks the centuries of incessant mourning by black people
The Market Theatre’s latest incarnation of Zakes Mda’s play is found sorely wanting
Art, theatre and literature events to feed your soul this long weekend
Stevenson gallery staff took to Instagram to share a small selection of literature guiding their “respective journeys towards listening, learning and confronting bias”
The past explains the present but not the future because ‘that tiny chaos’ makes the future opaque
Mda’s latest novel paints a picture of how the West, then and now, refashions the other to validate its own preconceptions
The president and his fawning ministers are being interrogated about corruption. Sound familiar?
The trope of the anguished artist romanticises the acute mental suffering that afflicts some of those who find an escape in creativity
Every leader in this democratic dispensation understands that they are not above the organisations that nominated them, says the president’s adviser.
The academic believes the Democratic candidate will win the US election and slammed Republican candidate Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic.
The director-writer duo of John Kani and Zakes Mda taps into a relevant South Africa topic, but could do more to deepen the conversation.
Zakes Mda says his historical novels, such as his latest, ‘Little Suns’, grapple with the same issues that currently plague South Africa.
Veteran writer Zakes Mda and first-time novelist Nakhane Touré discover they are more similar in their views than they thought.
Noted novelist Zakes Mda and debut writer Penny Busetto take the University of Johannesburg awards.
Noted novelist Zakes Mda and debut writer Penny Busetto have won the University of Johannesburg awards with "Rachel’s Blue" and "The Story of Anna P".
What is the real issue facing South African writers after apartheid?
The fall of apartheid’s structures has allowed fiction to explore a range of social issues.
Jane Rosenthal sculpts dreams and rides quaggas in the exotic kingdom of the sacred gold-plated rhino in Zakes Mda’s "The Sculptors of Mapungubwe".
What will happen when the children realise they have been conned, asks writer Sindiwe Magona.
Two Equal Education writers describe their experience of the Eastern Cape’s most dilapidated schools; at one 856 learners share a single tap.
Nik Rabinowitz, Sylvaine Strike, Zakes Mda and other personalities from the world of the performing arts share their highlights from the year.
The University of Cape Town has conferred an honorary doctor of literature on novelist, playwright and academic Zakes Mda.
Zake Mda’s many interests are reflected in this mix of integrity, vanity, irony and satire.
This year has particular significance for Africa’s connection with the written word. Percy Zvomuya reports.
Such striking similarities between two books can’t simply be a case of intertextuality.
After Stephen Gray savaged me in the pages of the <i>Mail & Guardian</i> a few weeks ago, I immediately responded, thanks to the new age of blogs.
After examining the most spectacular instance of the fine line between creativity and cribbing in SA literature, Stephen Gray writes about Zakes Mda.
Shaun de Waal on non-fiction that examines South African senses of space.