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Kwela to Publish New Novel by Zakes Mda, Rachel’s Blue, in 2014

The Sculptors of MapungubweKwela Books, an imprint of NB Publishers, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of acclaimed author Zakes Mda’s latest novel from Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann. Rachel’s Blue will be published in 2014.

In a departure from his more recent work, Rachel’s Blue is set entirely in the USA in a community living in southeast Ohio. With this new work Mda once again points to the future of South African fiction; Rachel’s Blue is a masterful portrayal of a community divided by one man’s actions, and of one woman’s fight in a biased world.

Mda (full names: Zanemvula Kizito Gatyeni Mda) is a South African writer, painter, composer and film maker. A novelist, poet and playwright of more than twenty works, he has won numerous literary awards in South Africa and the United States.

Kwela Books also published Mda’s most recent novel, The Sculptors of Mapungubwe, which was released this month in southern Africa.

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