Recovering humanity? Book Launch of Zakes Mda’s Justify the Enemy

Recovering humanity? Book Launch of Zakes Mda's Justify the Enemy
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17:30 - 19:00
STIAS Mostertsdrift Manor House

STIAS is hosting the celebrated novelist, poet and playwright Zakes Mda as an Artist-in-Residence during 2018, where he is completing work on a new novel, The Zulus of New York. Mda is emeritus professor of English at Ohio University in the USA and extraordinary professor of English at the University of the Western Cape.

On Tuesday, 13 February 2018, STIAS and the UKZN Press will jointly host a book launch and public discussion of his latest publication, Justify the Enemy: Becoming Human in South Africa. The book is edited and introduced by emeritus professor J.U. Jacobs from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Professor Mda will be in conversation with Dr Wamuwi Mbao of the Stellenbosch University English department on this important collection of the author’s reflections on South African history, identity, writing, human rights and abuses of power.

Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: STIAS Manor House Library
RSVP by 9 Feb: Ms Nel-Mari Loock, tel. 021 808 2652 or email

Refreshments will be served after the discussion. Seating space is limited.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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