On Wednesday 20 March the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study successfully hosted the launch of Prof Zakes Mda’s latest offering, The Zulus of New York. The book is set around the lives of New York based African entertainers in the 19th century, a majority of which was taken to Britain and the Americas as performing curiosities.

The launch was held at The Library at the University of Johannesburg where attendees lined up to have copies of their books signed by Prof Mda who had travelled from America where he is currently based as a Professor at Ohio University.