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Mda, Zakes

Overview
Works: 105 works in 380 publications in 14 languages and 8,955 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Drama  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PR9369.3.M4, 823.914
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The Madonna of Excelsior by Zakes Mda( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel takes readers deep into the heart of apartheid in the early 1970s, focusing on a mixed race family that is trying to survive on the closely regulated line between black and white
The heart of redness by Zakes Mda( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man returns to South Africa and finds himself in the middle of a debate about the future of the Xhosa people
The whale caller by Zakes Mda( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts a tender, funny romance between the "Whale Caller" in a small South African coastal town and the town drunk, Saluni
Ways of dying : a novel by Zakes Mda( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toloki, a professional mourner in South Africa, is reunited with a woman from his village
Cion : a novel by Zakes Mda( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South African Mda once again centers his story upon the professional mourner Toloki-this time, as he makes his way through a sad and surreal America. Set on the eve of the 2004 presidential election, the novel fixes its outsider gaze on everything from Billionaires for Bush to late-night television, viewing American cultural and political life through a near-anthropological lens. But there is much heart here, too, as Toloki is taken in by an impoverished Southern family
When people play people : development communication through theatre by Zakes Mda( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She plays with the darkness : a novel by Zakes Mda( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a remote mountain village, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song. Her twin brother, Radisene, works in the lowland capital of Maseru, struggling amid political upheaval to find a life for himself away from the hills. As the years pass, Radisene's fortunes rise and fall in the city, while Dikosha remains in the village, never leaving and never aging. And through it all, the community watches, comments, and passes judgment"--Jacket
Black diamond by Zakes Mda( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kristin Uys, a tough magistrate, goes on a one-woman crusade to wipe out prostitution in her town. Her reasons are personal and her zeal is fierce. Her main targets are the Visagie Brothers, Stevo and Shortie, who run a brothel, and although she fails to take down the entire establishment, she manages to nail Stevo for contempt of court. From Diepkloof Prison, the outraged Stevo orchestrates his revenge against the magistrate, aided and abetted by his rather inept brother Shortie and his erstwhile nanny, Aunt Magda. As Kristin faces menacing phone calls and vandalism, the chief magistrate has no choice but to assign a bodyguard to protect her. To Kristin's consternation, security guard Don Mateza moves into her home and trails her everywhere. This new arrangement doesn't suit Don's longtime girlfriend Tumi, former model and successful businesswoman, who is intent on turning Don into a Black Diamond, a member of the wealthy new black South African middle class. And Don soon finds that his new assignment has unexpected complications which Tumi simply does not understand. In Black Diamond, Zakes Mda tackles every conceivable South African stereotype, skillfully turning them upside down and exposing their ironies, often hilariously. This is a clever, quirky novel in which Mda captures the essence of contemporary life in a fast-changing urban world"--
And the girls in their Sunday dresses : four works by Zakes Mda( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fools, bells, and the habit of eating : three satires by Zakes Mda( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculptors of Mapungubwe by Zakes Mda( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the timeless kingdom of Mapungubwe, the royal sculptor had two sons, Chata and Rendani. As they grew, so grew their rivalry--and their extraordinary talents. But while Rendani became a master carver of the animals that run in the wild hills and lush valleys of the land, Chata learned to carve fantastic beings from his dreams, creatures never before seen on the Earth. From this natural rivalry between brothers, Zakes Mda crafts an irresistibly rich fable of love and family. What makes the better art, perfect mimicry or inspiration? Who makes the better wife, a princess or a mysterious dancer? Ageless and contemporary, deceptive in its simplicity and mythical in its scope, The Sculptors of Mapungubwe encompasses all we know of love, envy, and the artist's primal power to forge art from nature and nature into art
We shall sing for the fatherland and other plays by Zakes Mda( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zakes Mda's work is acutely concerned with South Africa at the crossroads. Elements of history, contemporary experience and the future are combined in these plays to present a powerful dramatic statemeny
Rachel's blue by Zakes Mda( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Athens, Ohio, old high-school friends Rachel Boucher and Jason de Klerk reconnect­ and rekindle a relationship that quickly becomes passionate. Initially, all seems well. Not only the couple but their friends and family are happy at this unexpected conjunction. But then Rachel meets someone else. Jason's anger boils over into violence--violence that turns the community on its head, pitting friends and neighbors against one another. And all this happens before Rachel realizes she's pregnant. A powerful, piercing satire of contemporary life, love, and society, Rachel's Blue is a wonderful example of the social novel, surprising us with undeniable revelations about everyday life."--Dust jacket
The plays of Zakes Mda by Zakes Mda( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes there is a void : memoirs of an outsider by Zakes Mda( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the author's life as an artist, family man, and teacher against a backdrop of political turbulence in South Africa, providing coverage of such topics as his childhood exile, his three marriages, and the literature that inspired his achievements
The hill by Zakes Mda( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark voices ring by Zakes Mda( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imidlalo kaZakes Mda : isiZulu by Zakes Mda( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Zulu and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead end by Zakes Mda( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imidlalo kaZakes Mda : isiXhosa by Zakes Mda( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Xhosa and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Madonna of Excelsior
Alternative Names
Mda, Zakes.

Mda, Zanemvula 1948-

Mda, Zanemvula K. 1948-

Mda , Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni

Mda Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni 1948-....

Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda scrittore, poeta e drammaturgo sudafricano

Zakes Mda South African writer

Zakes Mda südafrikanischer Autor und Dramatiker

Zakes Mda Zuid-Afrikaans schrijver

Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda

음다, 자케스 1948-

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The heart of rednessThe whale callerWays of dying : a novelCion : a novelWhen people play people : development communication through theatreShe plays with the darkness : a novelBlack diamondFools, bells, and the habit of eating : three satires