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Madonna of Excelsior

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ISBN-10: 0312423829

ISBN-13: 9780312423827

Edition: N/A

Authors: Zakes Mda

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Born Zakes Mda in 1948 in South Africa in the Eastern Cape, Mda spent his early childhood in Soweto, and finished his school education in Lesotho, where he had joined his father in exile. As a poet, he published in magazines such as Staffrider, The Voice, and Oduma, and in the anthologies New South African Writing in 1977, Summer Fires in 1982 and Soho Square in 1992. His first volume of poems, Bits of Debris, came out in 1986. In 1978 Mda's play We Shall Sing for the Fatherland, written in 1973, won the first Amstel Playwright of the Year Award. The following year he won this award again with The Hill, a play written in 1978. The publication of We Shall Sing for the Fatherland and Other…