Set in the music wars of Lesotho, the new novel by the South African author tells of a wandering minstrel whose hit song leads to his downfall.
Lesotho’s famo music is known for the use of accordions - and gang violence. In Wayfarers’ Hymns, Zakes Mda explores this tradition.
The Southern Ocean, as artists have uncovered, is also a treasure trove of cultural narratives.
In an age that venerates celebrities and self-promotion in the arts and culture sector, Winston Ntshona remains a role model for his modesty.
What might be the purpose of historical fiction? Perhaps to the humble and subtle to recognise and pay tribute to lives that came before us.