Zakes Mda Appearing At Concord For 'Diverse Voices' Series

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 19 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

Zakes Mda Appearing At Concord For 'Diverse Voices' Series

ATHENS - Zakes Mda will be reading from his work in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Theater on Friday, April 29 at 1 p.m. as part of Concord University’s “Diverse Voices” Guest Artist Series.

Currently, Mda is a professor of creative writing at Ohio University. He is originally from Herschel on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Mda has authored plays, novels, and poems. Some of his works include “The Hill,” “Ways of Dying,” “The Heart of Redness,” and “The Whale Watcher.”

Mda is known for his humor, irony, and robustness as a writer and storyteller. He brings history and entertainment together to create images that astound his audience.

The “Diverse Voices” series is presented by the Concord University Languages and Literature Department with financial assistance from The West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This event is free and open to public. For more information, contact Dr. Katherine Arnoldi, Concord University instructor of English, at or 304-384-5988. 

Hannah Mullens, a student in Concord University’s Public Relations Workshop, wrote this press release. She is from Summersville, W.Va.

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