Niq Mhlongo

AboutNiq Mhlongo

Niq Mhlongo is a Sowetan-born novelist, short story writer, travel journalist, essayist, editor, and educator who graduated from Wits University with a BA degree (African Literature and Political Studies) in 1997. He has written four novels ā€“ Dog Eat Dog (2004), After Tears (2007), Way Back Home (2013) and Paradise in Gaza (2020) ā€“ and a collection of short stories, Affluenza (2016), Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree (2018) and For you, Iā€™d Steal a Goat (2022). He also edited an essay collection called Black Tax, Burden or Ubuntu (2019), two short stories anthologies called Joburg Noir (2020) and Hauntings (2021). His novel Dog Eat Dog won the Spanish Literary Award called MAR DE LETRAS INTERNACIONAL in 2006. He has also won several literary prizes in South Africa for his work, including the HERMAN CHARLES BOSMAN LITERARY PRIZE and the HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, and the K. SELLO DUIKER LITERARY AWARD. His work has been translated into several languages, including French, Dutch, Flemish, German, Burmese, Spanish, and Italian.