212 pp., paperback, Cape Town, (1995) 2012
South African playwright and novelist Zakes Mda is also a musician, film maker, painter, academic and beekeeper. "Ways of Dying" won the M-Net Book Prize. His other novels include "The Heart of Redness" (Sunday Times Fiction Award and Commonwealth Writers' Prize), Cion", and "Black Diamond". His plays include "We Shall Sing for the Fatherland" and "The Hill" (Amstel Playwright of the Year Award). He has also published short stories, poetry and literary criticism.