The South African writer Zakes Mda, who lives and works in the United States of America, wrote his novel Little Suns. In this novel he takes the reader back to the years around 1900. In this extract you can wet your appetite.
2018 Barry Ronge Fiction Prize longlist announced
Last year’s winner was the author (and a few other activities) Zakes Mda who resides in the United (for how long?) States of America . Now a new shortlist has been announced for the Barry Ronge Fiction prize. A new year and new possibilities. Read about it in this article.
“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 … Continue reading “I try to make history relatable – to humanise it”: Zakes Mda on his writing
3 south africans nominated
Another nomination in the seemingly endless row of nominations, longlists and shortlist and literary award and literary award prize giving ceremonies. The South African writers have been nominated for the prestigious International Dublin Literary Award. Their names are Zakes Mda (lives in the USA), Mandla Langa and Imraan Coovadia.
cover reveal: little suns
A revelation! Zakes Mda will shortly publish a new book. The title is known: Little Suns. Now another revelation has been made. The cover is shown to the world. Have a look and wonder in silence.
join unite against corruption campaign
What will be more readily available in South Africa? Books? Corruption? Writers join a campaign against corruption. Read more about it here.