She Plays with the Darkness: A Novel (Paperback)

She Plays with the Darkness: A Novel By Zakes Mda Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-4 Days


In a remote mountain village in Lesotho, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song, setting herself apart from her fellow villagers. Her twin brother, Radisene, works in the lowland capital of Maseru, struggling amid political upheaval to find a life for himself away from the hills. As the years pass, Radisene's fortunes rise and fall in the city, while Dikosha remains in the village, never leaving and never aging. And through it all, the community watches, comments, and passes judgment.

About the Author

Zakes Mda is a professor of creative writing at Ohio University. He has been a visiting professor at both Yale and the University of Vermont. Among his novels, The Heart of Redness (FSG, 2002) won the Richard Wright Zora Neale Hurston Legacy Award. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Athens, Ohio.

Praise For…

“Mda's fascinating narrative skill reveals the past as a powerful presence in the present: of his characters, and of all of us, as we live.” —Nadine Gordimer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312423254
ISBN-10: 031242325X
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: March 1st, 2004
Pages: 224
Language: English