MDA, Zakes. South African. Genres: Novels, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry. Career: Radio Lesotho, Maseru, Southern Africa, program dir., 1984-85; University Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho, Southern Africa, professor, 1985-92; Yale University, New Haven, CT, visiting research fellow, 1992-93;University Vermont, Burlington, professor, 1993-94; University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, professor, 1994-95; Market Theatre, Johannesburg, dramaturg, 1995. Publications: PLAYS: We Shall Sing for the Fatherland, 1978; Dead End, 1979; Dark Voices Ring; The Road, 1984; The Hill And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses: Four Works, 1993. NOVELS: She Plays with the Darkness, 1995; Ways of Dying, 1995; Heart of Redness, 2002; The Madonna of Excelsior, 2004. POETRY: Bits of Debris: The Poetry of Zakes Mda, 1986. OTHER: When People Play People: Development Communication through Theatre, 1993. Address: 15 Besembos Ave, Gauteng, Weltevreden Park 1715, Republic of South Africa.