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us: Mda, Zakes



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    • us: Mda, Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni
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    • found: His We shall sing for the fatherland and other plays, 1980?: t.p. (Zakes Mda) p. 2 of cover (full name: Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda; writer and painter)
    • found: Plays of Zakes Mda, 1990: t.p. (Zakes Mda) cover p. 4 (born in the Eastern Cape in 1948)
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed February 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Mda, Zanemvula 'Zakes' Kizito Gatyeni; fiction writer, poet, painter, sculptor, motion picture producer / director; born 06 October 1948 in Sterkspruit, South Africa; BFA in art and literature from the International Academy of Arts and Letters in Switzerland (1974); MFA in theater and MA in radio and television from Ohio University (1984); PhD at the University of Cape Town (1990); wrote famous playwrights, We Shall Sing and The Hill (1978-1979); lecturer at the National University of Lesotho; published book, When People Play People: Development Communication Through Theatre (1993); second collection of plays, And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses (1993); published novels, She Plays with the Darkness and Ways of Dying (1995); third collection of plays, Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating (2002); best-known novel, The Heart of Redness (2000); professor at Ohio University (2002); fourth novel, The Madonna of Excelsior (2002); latest novels include, The Whale Caller, Cion, and The Black Diamond (2005, 2007, 2009); honors include, South African Amstel Playwright's Merit Award (1978); the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award (1979))
  • LC Classification

    • PR9369.3.M4
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-08-05: new
    • 2015-05-04: revised
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