Zakes Mda is a respected academic and one of South Africa’s most recognized authors. And yet for a man with potentially lots to lose, he appears bent on ripping apart his own legacy. His biography, Sometimes There is a Void (published in the USA in 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is at once riveting and […]
Zakes Mda’s autobiography, ‘Sometimes There Is a Void: Memoirs of an Outsider’ is due to be released this week in the US by FSG after an earlier release in his native South Africa last year. It was picked by the Guardian’s Alexandra Fuller, as one of her top ten African memoirs. In this interview, Zakes Mda talks about his writing and his latest book.