“I try to make history relatable – to humanise it”: Zakes Mda on his writing

The South African writer Zakes Mda is a popular writer. He has retired from his teaching profession at the University of Ohio (United States of America), but maybe he cannot retire from reaching, even in his books. At a seminary he still taught his hearers about the way he works and writes his novels.

In this article we can hear some of his ideas.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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