Justify the enemy by Zakes Mda
University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 28 February 2019
Soft cover, 288 pages
This book is a collection of non-fiction by the prolific author Zakes Mda. It showcases his role as a public intellectual with the inclusion of public lectures, essays and media articles. Mda focuses on South Africa's history and the present, identity and belonging, the art of writing, human rights, global warming and why he is unable to keep silent on abuses of power.
Some of his best-known novels include Ways of Dying (1995, MNet Book Prize), The Heart of Redness (2000, Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Africa, and Sunday Times Fiction Prize), The Madonna of Excelsior (2002, one of the Top Ten South African books published in the Decade of Democracy), The Whale Caller (2005), Cion (2007), Black Diamond (2009), The Sculptors of Mapungubwe (2013), Rachel's Blue (2014), and Little Suns (2015, Sunday Times Literary Award).