Zakes Mda to release another powerful novel

By Drum Digital
21 May 2013

SA novelist, poet and playwright Zakes Mda is set to release his new novel in October

this year.

The new work titled The Sculptors of Mapungubwe will be his first after a four year hiatus.

According to his publisher Kwela Books, “the narrative centres on the timeless kingdom of Mapungubwe where the royal sculptor has two heirs, Chata and Rendani.

As they grow, their rivalry intensifies and this enmity underpins an irresistibly rich fable of love and family.”

James Woodhouse, Publisher at Kwela, expressed his delight at the opportunity to carry out this work.

“We are, of course, delighted that Zakes Mda has chosen to publish The Sculptors of Mapungubwe with us here at Kwela.

The novel is an extraordinary work of imagination, which will resonate with readers of all of ages – a simply wonderful piece of work from one of the guiding lights of South African literature,” said James.

Mda’s other works include Cion, Ways of Dying and the Heart of Redness to mention a few.

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