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The Madonna of Excelsior: A Novel
by Zakes Mda

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    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Fiction
    Page Count: 288
    ISBN13: 9780312423827
    Imprint: Picador
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck

    Book Description:
    "A generous, patient, wry and intelligent voice…[that] suggests not just a writer who can seduce us through beautiful language and unfailing humor. We also encounter a writer who has the power to shock and frighten us, to astound and anger and unsettle us…In short, his is a voice for which one should feel not only affection but admiration." —Neil Gordon, New York Times Book ReviewSelection, Summer Reading, New York Times Book ReviewIn 1971, nineteen citizens of Excelsior in South Africa’s white-ruled Free State were charged with breaking apartheid’s Immorality Act, which forbade sex between blacks and whites. Taking this case as raw material for his alchemic imagination, Zakes Mda tells the story of one irrepressible fallen madonna, Niki, and her family, at the heart of the scandal.

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