205pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
A novel set in New York about a Zulu dancer and a Dinka princess who were sent to England and later the United States in the 1880s by William Leonard Hunt, also known as The Great Farini, to perform as ‘human curiosities’ in his circus.
Novelist, playwright, poet and academic Zakes Mda is the author of the novels Ways of Dying and The Heart of Redness. His novel Little Suns won the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. He is a recipient of South Africa's Order of Ikhamanga. He is based in Athens, Ohio.