Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda


Internationally acclaimed author Zakes Mda launches his new novel, The Sculptors of Mapungubwe, at the Fugard Theatre on 21 October 2013. He is joined on stage by author Rachel Zadok, playwright Athol Fugard and jazz singer Black Porcelain. In the timeless kingdom of Mapungubwe, the royal sculptor has two sons, Chata and Rendani. As they grow, so grows their rivalry - Rendani mastering the forms of the animals that run in the wild hills and lush valleys of the land, Chata learning to carve fantastic beings from his dreams, creatures never before seen on the Earth. From this rivalry between brothers, Zakes Mda crafts an irresistibly rich fable of love and family. What makes the better art - a perfect likeness or a creation fuelled by inspiration? Who makes a better wife - a princess or a mysterious dancer? Ageless and contemporary, deceptive in its simplicity and mythical in its scope, The Sculptors of Mapungubwe encompasses all we know of love, envy and the artist`s primal urge to forge art from nature and nature into art.

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    21 Oct 2013 - 21 Oct 2013
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