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Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda

Legendary South Africa novelist and playwright Zakes Mda shares his stories with us.

Joining is us on Afternoon Express is Zakes Mda, a man that has accomplished a lot. Born in the Eastern Cape in 1948, he spent his early childhood in Soweto and finished his school education in Lesotho, where he joined his father in exile. He has studied and worked in South Africa, Lesotho, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and is a prolific writer of plays, novels, poems, and articles for academic journals and newspapers. His creative work includes paintings, and theatre and film productions. 

He now spends his time writing and teaching. He is based in Athens, Ohio.

Zakes Mda


Twitter: @ZakesMda

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