Ways of Dying: A Novel

Ways of Dying: A Novel

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Paperback, Picador USA, 2002, ISBN # 0312420919
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A professional mourner, Toloki is reunited with Noria, a woman from his village, at the funeral of a young boy, and joins forces with her to heal the pain of the past and build new lives for themselves in post-apartheid South Africa. Original.

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A professional mourner, Toloki is reunited with Noria, a woman from his village, at the funeral of a young boy, and joins forces with her to heal the pain of the past and build new lives for themselves in post-apartheid South Africa. Original.

Winner of the M-Net Book Prize
Shortlisted for the CNA and Noma Awards
In "Ways of Dying," Zakes Mda's acclaimed first novel, Toloki is a "professional mourner" in a vast and violent city of the new South Africa. Day after day he attends funerals in the townships, dressed with dignity in a threadbare suit, cape, and battered top hat, to comfort the grieving families of the victims of the city's crime, racial hatred, and crippling poverty. At a Christmas day funeral for a young boy Toloki is reunited with Noria, a woman from his village. Together they help each other to heal the past, and as their story interweaves with those of their acquaintances this elegant short novel provides a magical and painful picture of South Africa today.
"Ways of Dying "was awarded South Africa's prestigious M-Net Book Prize, awarded by the TV channel M-Net to books written in one of South Africa's official languages, and was shortlisted for the Central News Agency (CNA) Award and the Noma Award, an Africa-wide prize founded by Shoichi Noma, onetime president of Kodansha International.

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Number of Pages: 212
Original Languages: English
Subject: Relationships,Settings,Ethnic Groups ,  BLACKS_FICTION ,  FICTION_PSYCHOLOGICAL ,  SOUTH AFRICA_FICTION ,  MAN-WOMAN RELATIONSHIPS_FICTION
Author: Mda, Zakes
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: St Martins Pr
ISBN-13: 9780312420918
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0312420919
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