Niq Mhlongo

The South African writer, editor and journalist Niq Mhlongo was born in Soweto in 1973. He studied African Literature and Political Science at the University of Witwatersrand. He is one of the most important South African authors of the post-apartheid generation, his novels have been translated into several languages. He also published the essay collection “Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu” as well as two anthologies of short stories. For several years, he was an editor of the Johannesburg Review of Books. His latest short story collection “For you, I’d steal a goat“ was published by Kwela Books. Niq Mhlongo lives in Johannesburg.