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TONIGHT: English Department Hosts Guest Artist Zakes Mda to Open the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series

The Wilkes University English Department will open the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series with a reading by Zakes Mda at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Kirby Hall Salon. 

Mda is a South African and American-African Appalachian writer, painter and music composer. He has published 24 books, including 11 novels, plus collections of plays, poetry and a monograph on the theory and practice of theater-for-development. His award-winning writings have been translated into 22 languages.

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Photo of Zakes Mda