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Four Arts & Sciences Faculty Recognized among OHIO’s Top Newsmakers

Four Arts & Sciences Faculty Recognized among OHIO’s Top Newsmakers

Four faculty members from the College of Arts & Sciences received special recognition at Ohio University’s second annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala. The Faculty Newsmakers Gala debuted last fall as a means of honoring Ohio University faculty who elevate the university and raise its national and global profile through media coverage […]

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October 19, 2016 at 10:30 amNews

Mda’s Book Nominated for World’s Richest Literary Prize

Dr. Zakes Mda

Dr. Zakes Mda, Professor of English at Ohio University, is one of three South African writers nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award, called the world’s richest literary prize since the winning author receives €100,000. His book nomination is Rachel’s Blue, in which Mda sets his scene very close to […]

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November 10, 2015 at 8:07 pmNews

Mda’s New Novel Begins at Athens Farmers Market

Mda’s New Novel Begins at Athens Farmers Market

Rachel’s Blue, a new novel by Dr. Zakes Mda, Professor of Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction and Ohio University alum, was released in August. This time Mda sets his scene very close to home—at the Farmer’s Market in Athens and in nearby Rome Township. Mda is Ohio University alum, having […]

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September 1, 2014 at 4:13 pmResearch

Zakes Mda To Receive Honorary Degree from Dartmouth

Zakes Mda To Receive Honorary Degree from Dartmouth

Dr. Zakes Mda, Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction and Ohio University alum, will receive an honorary degree at Dartmouth College’s commencement in June, reports the Valley News (NH). Dartmouth Now further reports that Mda, a novelist, poet, playwright and professor, will receive a Doctor of Arts. Mda is also an […]

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New American Quotes Mda on Mandela Contradictions

New American Quotes Mda on Mandela Contradictions

A column by Alex Newman in the New American  quotes from a New York Times Dec. 6 column by Dr. Zakes Mda, Professor of Creative Writing in the English Department at Ohio University. “It is ironic that in today’s South Africa, there is an increasingly vocal segment of black South […]

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December 10, 2013 at 9:08 amFaculty in the News In the News

Mda: I Remember Nelson Mandela

Mda: I Remember Nelson Mandela

By Dr. Zakes Mda Professor of Creative Writing From the New York Times, Dec. 6 I remember Nelson Mandela. No, not the universally adored elder statesman who successfully resisted the megalomania that comes with deification, and who died Thursday at age 95, but the young lawyer who used to sit […]

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December 6, 2013 at 8:48 amNews

South African Blog Highlights Mda Book ‘Sculptors of Mapungubwe’

South African Blog Highlights Mda Book ‘Sculptors of Mapungubwe’

The South African blog I Love Books reviewed Dr. Zakes Mda’s book The Sculptors of Mapungubwe on Oct. 15. Mda is a Professor in Ohio University’s Creative Writing: Fiction program in the College of Arts & Sciences Department of English. The narrative centres on the timeless kingdom of Mapungubwe where […]

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November 3, 2013 at 9:01 pmFaculty in the News In the News