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Zakes Mda

Professor (On Sabbatical Leave, Fall Semester)

Creative Writing: Fiction

Office: Ellis 365
Office Phone: 593-9940
Office Hours: M & W 11:00 - 12:00
Email: mda@ohio.edu


M.A., Ohio University
M.F.A., Ohio University
Ph.D., University of Cape Town



1.  We Shall Sing for the Fatherland and Other Plays (plays) Ravan Press 1980
2.  Bits of Debris (poetry) Thapama Books 1986
3.  The Plays of Zakes Mda (plays) Ravan Press 1990
4.  And the Girls in the Sunday Dresses (plays) Wits University Press 1993
5.  When People Play People (monograph) Zed Books 1993
6.  Ways of Dying (a novel) Oxford University Press 1995 Picador USA 2002
7.  She Plays with the Darkness (a novel) Vivlia Publishers 1995 Picador USA 2004
8.  Four Plays (plays and introduction) Vivlia Publishers 1996
9.  Melville 67 (young adults’ fiction) Vivlia Publishers 1997
10. Let Us Play (plays and introduction) Vivlia Publishers 1998
11. Penny and Puffy (children story, written with Mpapa Mokhoane) Aeskan Iceland 1999
12. The Heart of Redness (novel) Oxford University Press 2000 Farrar Straus and Giroux 2002
13. The Madonna of Excelsior (novel) Oxford University Press 2002 Farrar Straus and Giroux 2004
14. Fools, Bells and the Habit of Eating (plays) Wits University Press 2002
15. The Whale Caller (novel) Penguin South Africa 2005 Farrar Straus and Giroux 2005
16. Cion (novel) Penguin South Africa 2007 Picador USA
17. Black Diamond (novel) Penguin South Africa 2009
18. Sometimes there is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider (memoir/autobiography) Penguin South Africa 2011 Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012
19. The Sculptors of Mapungubwe (novel) Vivlia Publishers 2012


ENG 361 Creative Writing Fiction
ENG 393 Creative Writing Workshop Short Story
ENG 466 Major International Authors
ENG 201 Critical Approach to Fiction
ENG 690 Creative Writing Seminar
ENG 765 Theory of Literature - Seminar: 20th Century Fabulists

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