Tag: Niq Mhlongo

  • Book Digest: Niq Mhlongo, I.S. Jones, Kofi Dzogbewu, Virgilia Ferrão

    Book Digest: Niq Mhlongo, I.S. Jones, Kofi Dzogbewu, Virgilia Ferrão

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest feature with books from Niq Mhlongo, I.S. Jones, Kofi Dzogbewu, and Virgilia Ferrão Hauntings By Niq Mhlongo Publisher: Jacana MediaPublication Date: October, 2021Genre: Fiction, anthologyLanguage: EnglishWhere to find it: Jacana Media Niq Mhlongo (Editor) Niq Mhlongo is an award-winning, bestselling, master storyteller.…

  • University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing in English 2021 shortlist announced.

    University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing in English 2021 shortlist announced.

    The shortlists for the University of Johannesburg Prizes for South African Writing in English 2021 were announced on October 6, 2021. The University of Johannesburg Prize for South African Writing in English, also known as the UJ Prize, was instituted in 2006. It comprises of a main prize and a debut prize, given annually for…

  • Niq Mhlongo, Bongani Kona talk writing “Joburg Noir.”

    Niq Mhlongo, Bongani Kona talk writing “Joburg Noir.”

    Niq Mhlongo and Bongani Kona were the speakers at the Johannesburg launch of the Akashic Books published Joburg Noir on November 11, 2020. Their moderator was Lorraine Sithole. Akashic Books is a US publisher of urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are ignored by the mainstream. One of the most remarkable of…

  • Niq Mhlongo’s “Paradise In Gaza” launches at Goethe Namibia’s Virtually Yours.

    Niq Mhlongo’s “Paradise In Gaza” launches at Goethe Namibia’s Virtually Yours.

    Niq Mhlongo’s newest novel Paradise In Gaza launched at the new Goethe Namibia series Virtually Yours on October 10, 2020. He was moderated by author and publisher Zukiswa Wanner. Virtually Yours is a new series that brings you to the centre of contemporary African literature with discussions between leading African authors curated by Zukiswa Wanner…

  • Niq Mhlongo at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.

    Niq Mhlongo at Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4.

    Niq Mhlongo was the first guest at the last day of Season 4 of Afrolit Sans Frontières Season 4 from Cologne, Germany on July 6, 2020.  He was hosted by Zukiswa Wanner. Afrolit Sans Frontières, a virtual literary festival for writers of African origin, was founded by author and publisher Zukiswa Wanner as a result…

  • Niq Mhlongo’s “Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?” out now.

    Niq Mhlongo’s “Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?” out now.

    Niq Mhlongo’s first edited anthology Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?, published by Jonathan Ball, already available in the South African market, has an official publishing date of September 10, 2019. Niq Mhlongo, who emerged with his debut novel Dog Eat Dog about the life of a campus student in a South Africa that was just…

  • Niq Mhlongo wins Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019.

    Niq Mhlongo wins Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019.

    Niq Mhlongo won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for English Fiction 2019 at the Media24 Book Prize 2019 for Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree on June 13, 2019. Media24, the print media arm of South African media company Naspers, owns Jonathan Ball Publishers and NB Publishers which has the imprints Human & Rousseau, Tafelberg, Kwela…

  • South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 shortlists announced.

    South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for South Africa’s Media24 Book Prizes 2019 were announced on May 13, 2019. Media24 is the print media arm of the South African media company Naspers. The organisation owns several publishers in its portfolio of investments like Jonathan Ball Publishers as well as NB Publishers which has the imprints Human & Rousseau, Tafelberg,…

  • A snapshot of the Niq Mhlongo curated Time of the Writer 2019.

    A snapshot of the Niq Mhlongo curated Time of the Writer 2019.

    The Time of the Writer 2019, curated by South African author Niq Mhlongo, took place in Durban, South Africa from March 13-16, 2019. The Time of the Writer literary festival has hosted some of the most iconic names in African and world literature in Durban, South Africa. The festival on the South African coast, organised…

  • South Africa’s Time of the Writer 2019 guest list unveiled.

    South Africa’s Time of the Writer 2019 guest list unveiled.

    The guest list for the Time of the Writer 2019, running from March 12-16 in Durban, South Africa has been announced. The Time of the Writer, organised by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, is set to make its way back to the coastal town of Durban, South Africa this March. The literary…

  • Niq Mhlongo’s “Nailed” for Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Niq Mhlongo’s “Nailed” for Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Niq Mhlongo’s short story Nailed is set to make it on stage at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa in February. Nailed is a short story from the Soweto Under The Apricot Tree short story collection. Niq Mhlongo isn’t unfamiliar to followers of the African literary scene. He emerged in 2004 with his debut…

  • Niq Mhlongo and Nick Ndeda rock Goethe’s Artistic Encounters.

    Niq Mhlongo and Nick Ndeda rock Goethe’s Artistic Encounters.

    Niq Mhlongo and Nick Ndeda were the starring attractions at the latest edition of Goethe-Institut-hosted Artistic Encounters. The event which was moderated by Zukiswa Wanner happened on July 12, 2018. Started in 2017, Artistic Encounters is a unique project that brings together two artists to share their art in front of an audience together at…

  • African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

    African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.

    Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018. Organised by the InterKontinental and curated by Olumide Popoola, the festival looked at transnationalism and migration in a more literary sense of “keeping in motion”. Berlin has a very unique…

  • Pa Gya! A Literary Festival In Accra for October 2017

    Pa Gya! A Literary Festival In Accra for October 2017

    The Pa Gya! Literary Festival is set to happen at the Goethe Institut in Accra, Ghana from October 20-22, 2017. It’s been a busy time in the Ghana literary scene in recent times with many things happening from festivals like the Ghana International Book Fair and the Nkabom Literary Festival as well as the Ghana…

  • A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2017

    A snapshot of the South African Book Fair 2017

    The South African Book Fair 2017 was hosted in Johannesburg from September 8-10. The festival theme was #OURSTORIES. It was a lit few days as some of the best known authors and others in the literary scene converged on Johannesburg for the South African Book Fair 2017. The list of the people see and interact…