Niq MHLONGO

Niq MHLONGO
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • South Africa
  • Africa
  • Southern Africa
English

Niq MHLONGO has published two novels, Dog Eat Dog (2004) and After Tears (2007). His short stories have appeared in journals and anthologies in South Africa and Europe, he is a prolific writer of screenplays for film and television; in 2007 Dog Eat Dog was broadcast as a radio drama on BBC Radio and Bush Radio. A speaker of several languages, including Afrikaans, Xitsonga, Setswana, Swazi, and English, Mhlongo has presented his work at key African cultural venues, including the Caine Prize Workshop and the Zanzibar International Film Festival. He attends courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State. (photo: Lisa Skinner)

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Happening Now

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

  • The poetic documentary Songs Still Sung: Voices from the Tsunami Shores, written and co-produced by Takako ARAI and creatively subtitled into English by a class of UI students of Japanese, will be screened at the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, on-line 10/7-14/2021.

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