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.  Advertisements

“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.