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She Plays with the Darkness – Zakes Mda

Zakes Mda’s writing is fresh when compared with western literature. Full of culture and colourful characters with realistic mindsets.

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She Plays with the Darkness is a story about life in Lesotho.

In a remote mountain village in Lesotho, the beautiful Dikosha lives for dancing and for song, setting herself apart from her fellow villagers. Her twin brother, Radisene, works in the lowland capital of Maseru, struggling amid political upheaval to find a life for himself away from the hills. As the years pass, Radisene’s fortunes rise and fall in the city, while Dikosha remains in the village, never leaving and never aging. And through it all, the community watches, comments, and passes judgment.