182 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011
Gail Fincham discusses Zakes Mda's fiction, focusing especially on the performative dimension of his novels.
"Focusing on the narrative strategies of Mda, Fincham proffers an original reading of his texts from 1995 which connects the visual, the performative and history." Prof. Wendy Woodward, University of the Western Cape
"There is an energy and creativity in the writing that answers to Mda's...One looks forward to seeing more work of this kind, where reader and text are working together in a productive dialogue." David Attwell, University of York
Gail Fincham teaches in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town.