216pp., paperback, Pretoria, 2016.
A semi-autobiographical novel based on the author's experience of growing up in apartheid South Africa.
"'Dancing with Hyenas' is a tour de force that blends excellent prose with fact-driven stories to give a fresh perspective of the black struggle against the oppressive conditions of apartheid South Africa. The reader is taken 'behind the scenes' to conversations and strategy sessions in which successive generations of black youths are conscientized about the ideals of the liberation struggle..." Mzamo Mangoliso, Professor, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Mzikayise Mahola was born in 1949 in KwaZulu-Natal. His previous publications include the poetry collections "Strange Things", "When Rains Come" (2001 Olive Schriener Prize), and "Dancing in the Rain".