UCT Awards Zakes Mda Honorary Doctorate 2012

Acclaimed writer Zakes Mda has been named as the eighth public figure who will receive an honorary doctorate from UCT in June 2012.  Mda commutes between South Africa and the United States, where he is a professor of creative writing at Ohio University.  Mda will be presented with an honorary doctorate in literature (DLitt) at a June graduation ceremony in Cape Town.  In the early nineties Mda spent much of his time overseas, serving as writer-in-residence at the University of Durham and as a research fellow at Yale University. He returned to South Africa for one year as a visiting professor at the University of the Witwatersrand. Read full article here: http://www.humanities.uct.ac.za/news/?id=9143&t=mp

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