The Division for Internationalisation’s World Café series in partnership with the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study invites you to a virtual discussion with Prof Zakes Mda, author of the book Wayfarers’ Hymns

DATE – Thursday 21 April 2022 |
TIME – 15:00 – 16:30 (SAST)
REGISTER TO ATTEND THE DISCUSSION – https://bit.ly/3JcUK5B

About the Speaker: Zakes Mda is a South African writer, painter, filmmaker, and music composer based in Appalachian USA. He holds a BFA (Painting and History of Art), an MFA (Theatre) and an MA (Telecommunications) from Ohio University, and a PhD from the University of Cape Town. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Cape Town, Wits University, University of the Free State, Central University of Technology, Dartmouth College and Durban University of Technology. He has published 25 books, eleven of which are novels and the rest are collections of plays, poetry and a monograph on the theory and practice of theatre-for-development. His paintings have been exhibited publicly and in private collections in South Africa, Lesotho, Sweden, Spain and the USA. His writings have been translated into 22 languages. They have won many awards in South Africa, the USA and Italy, including the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the M-Net Prize, Sanlam Prizes (twice), The Pringle Award, the Sunday Times Literary Prize (twice), the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award, Premio Narrativa Sud del Mondo, the University of Johannesburg Literary Prize, and the American Library Association Notable Book. He is a recipient of the National Order of Ikhamanga in Silver. Prof Mda is also a Visiting Professor in the English Department and the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, University of Johannesburg.

Apr 21, 2022
Book discussion with Prof Zakes Mda

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