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The Heart of Redness

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ISBN 10 : 9780312421748
Pages : 277 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (217 downloads)

Download The Heart of Redness PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2003-08 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a new novel by one of the premier writers of the "new" South Africa, an exile returns from America--where he fled during the apartheid regime--to find his newly democratic country in a shambles. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


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The Heart of Redness

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN 10 : 9780374708214
Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (82 downloads)

Download The Heart of Redness PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2007-05-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A startling novel by the leading writer of the new South Africa In The Heart of Redness -- shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize -- Zakes Mda sets a story of South African village life against a notorious episode from the country's past. The result is a novel of great scope and deep human feeling, of passion and reconciliation. As the novel opens Camugu, who left for America during apartheid, has returned to Johannesburg. Disillusioned by the problems of the new democracy, he follows his "famous lust" to Qolorha on the remote Eastern Cape. There in the nineteenth century a teenage prophetess named Nonqawuse commanded the Xhosa people to kill their cattle and burn their crops, promising that once they did so the spirits of their ancestors would rise and drive the occupying English into the ocean. The failed prophecy split the Xhosa into Believers and Unbelievers, dividing brother from brother, wife from husband, with devastating consequences. One hundred fifty years later, the two groups' decendants are at odds over plans to build a vast casino and tourist resort in the village, and Camugu is soon drawn into their heritage and their future -- and into a bizarre love triangle as well. The Heart of Redness is a seamless weave of history, myth, and realist fiction. It is, arguably, the first great novel of the new South Africa -- a triumph of imaginative and historical writing.


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African Traditional Culture and Modernity in Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:659512404
Pages : 150 pages
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Download African Traditional Culture and Modernity in Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness PDF Full Free by Prosper Ndayi Birama and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In my thesis entitled African Tradition and Modernity in Zakes Mdas The Heart of Redness, I analyze the way Western modernity and African traditions interact in Mdas novel. I suggest that both modernity and tradition interact to produce a hybrid culture. This will become apparent in my analysis of the way Mda depicts the cattlekilling episode and the effects of Nongqawuses prophecy, and also in the novels contemporary characters. Mda shows the development of an African modernity through the semi-autobiographical figure of Camagu who is not slavishly indebted to Western ideas of progress, but is a hybrid of African values and a modern identity.


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She Plays with the Darkness

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Publisher : Picador
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ISBN 10 : 9780374708269
Pages : 224 pages
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Download She Plays with the Darkness PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by Picador. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a remote mountain village in Lesotho, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song, setting herself apart from her fellow villagers. 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.


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Sometimes There Is a Void

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ISBN 10 : 9781429949934
Pages : 576 pages
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Download Sometimes There Is a Void PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2012-01-03 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Zakes Mda is the most acclaimed South African writer of the independence era. His eight novels tell stories that venture far beyond the conventional narratives of a people's struggle against apartheid. In this memoir, he tells the story of a life that intersects with the political life of his country but that at its heart is the classic adventure story of an artist, lover, father, teacher, and bon vivant. Zanemvula Mda was born in 1948 into a family of lawyers and grew up in Soweto's ambitious educated black class. At age fifteen he crossed the Telle River from South Africa into Basutoland (Lesotho), exiled like his father, a "founding spirit" of the Pan Africanist Congress. Exile was hard, but it was just another chapter in Mda's coming-of-age. He served as an altar boy (and was preyed on by priests), flirted with shebeen girls, feared the racist Boers, read comic books alongside the literature of the PAC, fell for the music of Dvorák and Coltrane, wrote his first stories—and felt the void at the heart of things that makes him an outsider wherever he goes. The Soweto uprisings called him to politics; playwriting brought him back to South Africa, where he became writer in residence at the famed Market Theatre; three marriages led him hither and yon; acclaim brought him to America, where he began writing the novels that are so thick with the life of his country. In all this, Mda struggled to remain his own man, and with Sometimes There Is a Void he shows that independence opened the way for the stories of individual South Africans in all their variety.


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Ways of Dying

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Publisher : Picador
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ISBN 10 : 9780374708283
Pages : 224 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (82 downloads)

Download Ways of Dying PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by Picador. This book was released on 2007-05-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the M-Net Book Prize Shortlisted for the CNA and Noma Awards In Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda's acclaimed first novel, Toloki is a "professional mourner" in a vast and violent city of the new South Africa. Day after day he attends funerals in the townships, dressed with dignity in a threadbare suit, cape, and battered top hat, to comfort the grieving families of the victims of the city's crime, racial hatred, and crippling poverty. At a Christmas day funeral for a young boy Toloki is reunited with Noria, a woman from his village. Together they help each other to heal the past, and as their story interweaves with those of their acquaintances this elegant short novel provides a magical and painful picture of South Africa today. Ways of Dying was awarded South Africa's prestigious M-Net Book Prize, awarded by the TV channel M-Net to books written in one of South Africa's official languages, and was shortlisted for the Central News Agency (CNA) Award and the Noma Award, an Africa-wide prize founded by Shoichi Noma, onetime president of Kodansha International.


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Dance of Life

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Publisher : Ohio University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780821444146
Pages : 224 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (441 downloads)

Download Dance of Life PDF Full Free by Gail Fincham and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-22 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, the work of Zakes Mda—novelist, painter, composer, theater director and filmmaker—has attracted worldwide critical attention. Gail Fincham’s book examines the five novels Mda has written since South Africa’s transition to democracy: Ways of Dying (1995), The Heart of Redness (2000), The Madonna of Excelsior (2002), The Whale Caller (2005), and Cion (2007). Dance of Life explores how refigured identity is rooted in Mda’s strongly painterly imagination that creates changed spaces in memory and culture. Through a combination of magic realism, African orature, and intertextuality with the Western canon, Mda rejects dualistic thinking of the past and the present, the human and the nonhuman, the living and the dead, the rural and the urban. He imbues his fictional characters with the power to orchestrate a reconfigured subjectivity that is simultaneously political, social, and aesthetic.


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The Madonna of Excelsior

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ISBN 10 : 9780374708238
Pages : 272 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (82 downloads)

Download The Madonna of Excelsior PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2007-05-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new novel by a towering presence in contemporary South African literature In 1971, nineteen citizens of Excelsior in South Africa's white-ruled Free State were charged with breaking apartheid's Immorality Act, which forbade sex between blacks and whites. Taking this case as raw material for his alchemic imagination, Zakes Mda tells the story of a family at the heart of the scandal -and of a country in which apartheid concealed interracial liaisons of every kind. Niki, the fallen madonna, transgresses boundaries for the sake of love; her choices have repercussions in the lives of her black son and mixed-race daughter, who come of age in post-apartheid South Africa, where freedom prompts them to reexamine their country's troubled history at first hand. By turns earthy, witty, and tragic, The Madonna of Excelsior is a brilliant depiction of life in South Africa and of the dramatic changes between the 1970s and the present.


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The Zulus of New York

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Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
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ISBN 10 : 9781415210390
Pages : 208 pages
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Download The Zulus of New York PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by Penguin Random House South Africa. This book was released on 2019-03-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Farini would stride on to the stage and announce, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, and now for the highlight of the day, the ferocious Zulus.’ The impresario Farini introduced Em-Pee and his troupe to his kind of show business, and now they must earn their bread. In 1885 in a bustling New York City, they are the performers who know the true Zulu dances, while all around them fraudsters perform silly jigs. Reports on the Anglo-Zulu War portrayed King Cetshwayo as infamous, and audiences in London and New York flock to see his kin. What the gawking spectators don’t know is that Em-Pee once carried nothing but his spear and shield, when he had to flee his king. But amid the city’s squalid vaudeville acts appears a vision that leaves Em-Pee breathless: in a cage in Madison Square Park is Acol, a Dinka princess on display. For Em-Pee, it is love at first sight, though Acol is not free to love anyone back.


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The Examination of Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness (2000) Within a Historical Context

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:896634854
Pages : 190 pages
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Download The Examination of Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness (2000) Within a Historical Context PDF Full Free by Raphael Vikinduku Mtheku and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443809221
Pages : 156 pages
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Download New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism PDF Full Free by Andrea Campbell and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-03-26 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As ecofeminism continues to gain attention from multiple academic discourses, the field of literary criticism has been especially affected by this philosophy/social movement. Scholars using ecofeminist literary criticism are making new and important arguments concerning literature across the spectrum and issues of environment, race, class, gender, sexuality, and other forms of oppression. The essays in New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism highlight the intersections of these oppressions through the works of different authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Hogan and Flora Nwapa, and demonstrate the expansion of ecofeminist literary criticism to a more global scale as well as important connections with the field of environmental justice. This collection offers fresh insight and expands the important discussion surrounding the field of ecofeminism and literature.


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A Treatise on the Diseases of the Heart and Great Vessels

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ISBN 10 : CHI:72726637
Pages : 606 pages
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Download A Treatise on the Diseases of the Heart and Great Vessels PDF Full Free by James Hope and published by . This book was released on 1842 with total page 606 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Justify the Enemy

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ISBN 10 : 1869143809
Pages : 278 pages
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Download Justify the Enemy PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by University of Kwazulu Natal Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a collection of non-fiction by the prolific author Zakes Mda. It showcases his role as a public intellectual with the inclusion of public lectures, essays and media articles. Mda focuses on South Africa's history and the present, identity and belonging, the art of writing, human rights, global warming and why he is unable to keep silent on abuses of power. Some of his best-known novels include Ways of Dying (1995, MNet Book Prize); The Heart of Redness (2000, Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Africa, and Sunday Times Fiction Prize); The Madonna of Excelsior (2002, one of the Top Ten South African books published in the Decade of Democracy); The Whale Caller (2005); Cion (2007); Black Diamond (2009); The Sculptors of Mapungubwe (2013); Rachel's Blue (2014); and Little Suns (2015, Sunday Times Literary Award). Zakes Mda was born in Herschel in the Eastern Cape in 1948 and studied in South Africa, Lesotho and the United States. He wrote his first short story at the age of fifteen and has since won major South African and British literary awards for his novels and plays. His writing has been translated into twenty languages. Mda is a professor of Creative Writing at Ohio University. [Subject: Zakes Mda, Literature, Journalism, Media Studies, African Studies, Current Affairs, History, Politics, Non-Fiction]


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The Whale Caller

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN 10 : 9780374708191
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (81 downloads)

Download The Whale Caller PDF Full Free by Zakes Mda and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2006-10-17 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A voice for which one should feel not only affection but admiration." --The New York Times The Whale Caller, Zakes Mda's fifth novel, is his most enchanting and accessible book yet-a romantic comedy of sorts in which the changing face of post-apartheid South Africa is revealed through prodigious, lyrical storytelling. As the novel opens, the seaside village of Hermanus, on the country's west coast, is overrun with whale watchers-foreign tourists wearing floral shirts and toting expensive binoculars, determined to see whales in their natural habitat. But when the tourists have gone home, the Whale Caller lingers at the shoreline, wooing a whale he calls Sharisha with cries from a kelp horn. When Sharisha fails to appear for weeks on end, the Whale Caller frets like a jealous lover-oblivious to the fact that the town drunk, Saluni, a woman who wears a silk dress and red stiletto heels, is infatuated with him. After much ado-which Mda relates with great relish-the two misfits fall in love. But each of them is ill equipped for romance, and their on-again, off-again relationship suggests something of the fitful nature of change in post-apartheid South Africa, where just living from one day to the next can be challenge enough. Mda has spoken of the end of apartheid as a lifting of the South African novelist's burden to write on political subjects. With The Whale Caller, he has written a tender, charming novel-the work of a virtuoso among international writers.


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Prophetic Remembrance

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Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780813936574
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (365 downloads)

Download Prophetic Remembrance PDF Full Free by Erica Still and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2014-12-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using the term "prophetic remembrance" to articulate the expression of a constituent faith in the performative capacity of language, Erica Still shows how black subjectivity is born of and interprets cultural trauma. She brings together African American neo-slave narratives and Black South African postapartheid narratives to reveal the processes by which black subjectivity accounts for its traumatic origins, names the therapeutic work of the present, and inscribes the possibility of the future. The author draws on trauma studies, black theology, and literary criticism as she considers how writers such as Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, John Edgar Wideman, David Bradley, Sindiwe Magona, K. Sello Duiker, and Zakes Mda explore the possibilities for rehearsing a traumatic past without being overcome by it. Although both African American and South African literary studies have addressed questions of memory, narrative, and trauma, little comparative work has been done. Prophetic Remembrance offers this comparative focus in reading these literatures together to address the question of what it means to remember and to recover from racial oppression.


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A Study of Ngugi's Matigari and Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness

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ISBN 10 : 365955684X
Pages : 112 pages
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Download A Study of Ngugi's Matigari and Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness PDF Full Free by Bankole Akinwande and published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. This book was released on 2014-07-02 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study showed that African folk tradition such as myths, proverbs, legends, folklores, folktales, superstitions, reincarnations, and so forth, were extensively explored in the two texts: The study further demonstrated that the concept of intertextuality was a basis for contemporary African fictional writers to react to existing classical texts, either by deconstructing the thematic preoccupations of those texts, or by using ideas in the texts to produce something new, more informative and more entertaining. The study also indicated that the theory of poststructuralism and postcolonialism relate to intertextualism by reflecting how the purposively selected texts were no longer the sole products of their authors, but of their relationships to other precursor texts and authors. The study concluded that not only did Ngugi s Matigari and Mda s The Heart of Redness exemplify the basic concepts of the practice of intertextuality in contentemporary African writings, these novels helped to realise the significance of the poststructural theory to the study of African writings.


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Exit

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 10 : 9789042032521
Pages : 315 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (325 downloads)

Download Exit PDF Full Free by Stefan Helgesson and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2011 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If anything is certain in human exis tence, it is the exit. Before the universal yet radically singular event of death, how ever, history leaves its mark on us by determining which exits are possible, necessary or desirable. This collection of essays, which celebrates the achievement of the Swedish Africanist and postcolonial scholar Raoul Granqvist, deal with the broad theme of exit OCo in the form of exile, displacement, suicide, endings and, indeed, beginnings. After all, OC In my end is my beginningOCO (T.S. Eliot). Childhood as exit rite in contemporary African literature (Camara LayeOCOs LOCOEnfant Noir and Ishmael BeahOCOs Long Way Gone); the Cameroonian director Jean Pierre BekoloOCOs controversial film Les Saignantes; an early play by Wole Soyinka; Ghana during the First World War; Zakes MdaOCOs Cion; proto-nationalist writing on the Gold Coast; passing in Zo1/2 WicombOCOs Playing in the Light; the exile of South African and Caribbean writers; translation theory in the global South; public representations of Africans in north-east Bavaria; oral poetry in rural England; Fred WahOCOs Swedish-Chinese background in twentieth-century Canada; Toni MorrisonOCOs Beloved and infanticide; the open endings of the poetry of Paul Muldoon; the suicide of Virginia Woolf; the viability of global environmental policies OCo these are some of the topics that this book, in defiance of neat disciplinary boundaries, addresses. The closing section, OC Voicing the Exit, OCO transcends the academic format with its evocative literary representations of the experience of exit (in Tanzania, Uganda, Ukrainian Canada and elsewhere)."


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