Ways of Writing

R 90.00   R 240.00

Subtitle: Critical Essays on Zakes Mda
Author: David Bell and JU Jacobs
Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2009)
ISBN-10: 1869141512
ISBN-13: 9781869141516
Condition: Very Good. The cover has a few light scratches and slight wear to edges and corners. A very good copy. 
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 408
Dimensions: 23.0 x 17.0 x 2.6 cm

Weight: 0.7 kg


Ways of Writing is the first volume of essays devoted to a critical appraisal of Zakes Mda, the award-winning South African novelist and playwright. In his plays and novels, which draw on both Western and indigenous performance traditions, Mda engages with the history of southern Africa during and after apartheid.

Writing from a position of exile, as well as from within his native country, he examines the lives of ordinary people and the ways in which they come to terms with the effects of apartheid. Mda has distinguished himself not only as a playwright and novelist, but also as a literary and cultural theorist and activist.

He is a significant voice among the many in contemporary South Africa that exploit innovative forms to explore a culture in transition. This book demonstrates the wide range of both Mda's work and its critical reception, with discussions of his fiction and drama by scholars from South Africa, Europe, and the United States.


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