Zakes Mda

South African novelist and playwright

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South African novelist and playwright whose latest novel, Sometimes There Is a Void: Memories of an Outsider was published this year; Professor of Creative Writing and World Literature at Ohio University

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Since he died yesterday at the age of 95, much of the world has been mourning  Nelson Mandela , South Africa's first black president.

South Africans Mourn the Death, Celebrate the Life of Nelson Mandela

Since he died yesterday at the age of 95, much of the world has been mourning Nelson Mandela , South Africa's first black president.

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With just a few weeks to go before a presidential run-off election,  Zimbabwe 's Robert Mugabe continues to crack down on his  opponents  and has banned aid groups from getting food to…

Mandela's Fading Vision of Peace for Southern Africa

With just a few weeks to go before a presidential run-off election, Zimbabwe 's Robert Mugabe continues to crack down on his opponents and has banned aid groups from getting food to…

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