Zakes Mda: filler of the void

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dc.description.abstract One of the difficulties of defining Zakes Mda is precisely that he eludes definition. A strong marker of his public intellectualism is his ability to straddle so many roles (writer, academic, social commentator, activist, entrepreneur, artist, musician, filmmaker, beekeeper) and literary genres (playwright, novelist, poet, biographer), and thereby to appeal to many and various publics. As Anthony Egan has said of him, 'Depending on our age, some of us associate Zakes Mda with finely crafted novels that combine humour with social commentary; an earlier generation regards him as one of the best exponents of South African protest theatre; a few regard him as primarily an academic. He is all of the above and more - as his highly engaging memoirs demonstrate'. Egan's review of Sometimes there is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider is titled 'Story of a Renaissance Man'; to which one could add, since nature abhors a vacuum, 'filler of the void'. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject FREEDOM en
dc.subject MDA en
dc.subject ZAKES en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.title Zakes Mda: filler of the void en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TBBBBB en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The transformation of research in the South: policies and outcomes en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma, H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812651 en
dc.PageNumber 141-146 en
dc.outputnumber 14155 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cosser, M. (2022) Zakes Mda: filler of the void. In: Bohler-Muller, N., Reddy, V., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma, H. (eds).The transformation of research in the South: policies and outcomes. Cape Town: BestRed. 141-146. en
dc.publicationyear 2022 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cosser, M. en

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