Zakes Mda: Sometimes There Is A Void

In his new memoir playwright/novelist/poet Zakes Mda recalls his coming of age under South African apartheid and his love of jazz, comic books, political discourse and writing.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
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In his memoir Sometimes There Is A Void award-winning South African author Zakes Mda chronicles his youth from boyhood in Soweto to his exile and coming of age in Basutoland (now Lesotho).

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An accomplished playwright, poet, and novelist who teaches creative writing at Ohio University, Mda describes an adolescence filled with apartheid-era racism, religion, girls, comic books and outlawed political literature, and a long love affair with the music of Antonín Dvorák and John Coltrane.