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Ways of Dying by #ZakesMda got me thinking about how everyone who lives on the street actually has a story, their lives haven't always been this way and even though it's strange, they could have chosen to live like this. #ZakesMdaChallenge

@zakesmda sent this birthday gift to my daughter, his illustrated children's novel, The Prels of Ukhahlamba! Thank you so much, what a great work, so honoured! She is so grateful and excited! #zakesmda #theprelsofukhahlamba #greatliterature #childrensbooks #africanliterature #blackchild #legend #writer #readinglove

The day I met one of my literary hero's #ZakesMda #TheMadonnaOfExcelsior

#bookclub #bookclubthings #ZakesMda #blackgirlsrock #jhb
Also this is the best I could do with all the blurry pics lol

A little bit of literature to sooth the mind after hectic exams
#ZakesMda #OurLadyOfBenoni #AfricanLiterature

Sunny day dates with South African Literature.β€βœ”
#ZakesMda #IssaDate #BlackDiamond #BeenSlacking😒

😁😁😁
#BlackExcellence #Melanin #ZakesMda πŸ“šπŸ‘‘πŸ™‡πŸ½

Wednesday πŸ™πŸΎ...* #zakesmda #clearyourmind 🌎

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Let's get reading gang...#currentread #zakesmda #rachelsblue πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ƒ#africanauthors #Kwelabooks

A book mystery:
This is a book I have been wanting to read for ages. I have discussed it with colleagues who recommended it. I have even asked others to hunt around on their bookshelves for it so I could borrow it. I knew I had one of Zakes Mda's other novels, The Madonna of Excelsior, which I didn't enjoy so much, but I was convinced I did not own his The Heart of Redness.
Well, what do I find while perusing my bookshelf the other day? The Heart of Redness.
How did it get there? Do I actually own it? If not, who does it belong to?
While I don't have the answers, I'm just thankful for this serendipitous find! .
Do mysterious books appear on other people's bookshelves too? Or maybe it's just me! .
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#ZakesMda #TheHeartOfRedness #SouthAfricanFiction #SouthAfricanliterature #AfricanLiterature #books #bibliophile #mystery #luckyfind #mybookshelf #maybeimsecretlystealingotherpeoplesbooksanddontknowit

New stashπŸ˜…πŸ˜‰πŸ“š ❀ #Sareaders #bookstagram #ZakesMda #YewandeOmotoso #JohnGrisham #KathyReichs

"it is a cowardly thing to laugh at a man for his possessions or lack of them"... #Goodreads #InstaBook #ZakesMda

Greetings fellow books lover's!
Our monthly contributor, had fun with Zakes Mda's book titled; Sometimes there is avoid, Memoirs of an Outsider.
This is what was shared; Its almost impossible to share brief thoughts on a book that is more than 500 pages,I rarely read thick books, but when the author has a srnse of humour followed by a spicy & salty usage of story telling then its worth it.
Mda takes us thorough his memoirs in the most irresistible manner. From girlfriends, to wives, ex's and all in between. How does one summarizes their lives without holding back? I wondered when I started reading the book.
From the first 100 pages, it was a struggle to keep up and like the author. But his writting struture/style grew on me. I mean at first I thought oh well there we go again, a man writing about women vulnerability but then it's proven otherwise.
The book makes one feel as if the author is standing opposite them. It has no sense of shying away from certain topics. I must say that very few people (particularly men) can openly share their life journey with such detailed information. Every character captures one through a tale worthy of delights. One of the characters (Mpho) sounds like she's taken from a fictional movie, but she's real and honestly speaking a force to reckon with. It's either you love her or don't, until you start worrying about her extremeness. If this is what honesty writes and reads like then we can learn a thing or two.
It must be noted that this is my first read of Mda, but as from today will get all his books. The author has gained one more fan. Motlatjo. A. Mabeba Notes to Readers; It was first published in 2011 by Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd. The selected edition was published in 2013. Cover design by Michael Botha and cover photograph by Jim Shirey
Copy rights remains with the author.
#SometimesThereIsaVoidMemoirsOfAnOutsider #ZakesMda #Books #Thoughts #Reading #Li

Greetings fellow books lover's!
Our monthly contributor, had fun with Zakes Mda's book titled; Sometimes there is avoid, Memoirs of an Outsider.
This is what was shared; "Its almost impossible to share brief thoughts on a book that is more than 500 pages,I rarely read thick books, but when the author has a srnse of humour followed by a spicy & salty usage of story telling then its worth it.
Mda takes us thorough his memoirs in the most irresistible manner. From girlfriends, to wives, ex's and all in between. How does one summarizes their lives without holding back? I wondered when I started reading the book.
From the first 100 pages, it was a struggle to keep up and like the author. But his writting struture/style grew on me. At first I thought oh well there we go again, a man writing about women vulnerability but then it's proven otherwise.
The book makes one feel as if the author is standing opposite them. It has no sense of shying away from certain topics. I must say that very few people (particularly men) can openly share their life journey with such detailed information. Every character captures one through a tale worthy of delights. One of the characters (Mpho) sounds like she's taken from a fictional movie, but she's real and honestly speaking a force to reckon with. It's either you love her or don't, until you start worrying about her extremeness. If this is what honesty writes and reads like then we can learn a thing or two.
It must be noted that this is my first read of Mda, but as from today will get all his books. The author has gained one more fan". Motlatjo. A. Mabeba
Notes to Readers; It was first published in 2011 by Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.
The selected edition was published in 2013. Cover design by Michael Botha and cover photograph by Jim Shirey
Copy rights remains with the author.
#SometimesThereIsaVoidMemoirsOfAnOutsider #ZakesMda #Books #Thoughts #Reading #Life
@SharedThoughtsThroughBooks

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Yesterday was a real bookish day. Spent the morning at @exclusivebookscafe Hyde Park with @jcwlife in conversation with ntate #zakesmda and hearing about other delicious books. Glad to see #NoLongerWhisperingToPower, my current read, and #IntoTheWater were part of the pile.

Whisked off to @bridgebooks to meet a friend for coffee and browse the shelves, obviously.πŸ™ˆ Loved what I saw❀❀❀❀ πŸ’―πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦. The early evening saw me jetting off to @exclusivebookscafe Rosebank for the launch of #MissBehave by @malebosays . Standing room only. Especially excited to see the crowd translating to book sales. #PuttingYourMoneyWhereYourMouthIs

Yesterday was a real bookish day. Spent the morning at @exclusivebookscafe Hyde Park with @jcwlife in conversation with ntate #zakesmda and hearing about other delicious books. Glad to see #NoLongerWhisperingToPower, my current read, and #IntoTheWater were part of the pile.

Whisked off to @bridgebooks to meet a friend for coffee and browse the shelves, obviously.πŸ™ˆ Loved what I saw❀❀❀❀ πŸ’―πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦. The early evening saw me jetting off to @exclusivebookscafe Rosebank for the launch of #MissBehave by @malebosays . Standing room only. Especially excited to see the crowd translating to book sales. #PuttingYourMoneyWhereYourMouthIs

5th book of 2017..."I am wondering why there is no period in my life that I remember with utter joy, a time to which I would gladly return if at all there was such a possibility. I do remember some happy moments, yes, but there is always a gaping hole that could not be filled. Sometimes I am attacked by profound pain the cause or origin of which I cannot fathom. Sometimes there is a void." - @zakesmda
Reading this memoir has been such a quenching drink from the well of wisdom and knowledge. I felt like I was at ntate Zakes' house listening to him tell his life story. The man behind the pen is so interesting. It was also interesting to get the "behind the scenes" look and thought process for some of his works such Madonna of Excelsior. #bookworm #memoirs #zakesmda #africanwriters @goodblackreads

Greeting's fellow books lover's!
Our first book for the Month of June is by South African author, who has been sharing tales beyond words. Its none other than Zakes Mda and his book titled; Sometimes there is a void Memoirs of an Outsider.

It was first published in 2011 by Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.
The selected edition was published in 2013.

Cover design by Michael Botha and cover photograph by Jim Shirey
Copy rights remains with the author.

Our monthly contributor (Motlatjo. A. Mabeba), shared thoughts on the book will be shared with you on Friday.

#SometimesthereisaVoidMemoirsofanOutsider #ZakesMda #Books #Thoughts #Reading #Life #SharedThoughtsThroughBooks @Shared_Thoughts_Through_Books

Wednesday πŸ™πŸΎ...* #zakesmda #clearyourmind 🌎

That moment when an iconic writer says they want to join us next time. #excitingtimesahead
#Zuribookclub #Exclusivebooks #Junebookreview #Rosebank #ZakesMda #Twitter #Madonnaofexcelsior

"The amaXhosa people are not a museum piece. Like all cultures, their culture is dynamic." --Camagu β€’β€’β€’ This novel illustrates a division of the amaXhosa people due to their beliefs. But one thing is elucidated: no matter how the people tried to divide their lines, they will still be in the same river blood. They are still from the same family; have the same ancestors and will always be related, in one way or another. Although the plot also injects a matter of cultural preservation versus acts of modernity, it still boils down to the most important matter to focus on: the needs of the people--and/or their activities that involve doing this with them, and not for them. With humor, magic realism, and political stance, Mda created a wonderful piece of the beauty of South African culture in the manifestation of this book. Inarguably, this piece of literature is "rich in the sensuality and exoticism of African life" (The Commercial Life). β™₯️ #TheHeartOfRedness #ZakesMda :)

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