Niq Mhlongo

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Niq Mhlongo


Born
in Soweto, South Africa
June 10, 1973


Mhlongo was born in Midway-Chiawelo, Soweto, the seventh of nine children, and raised in Soweto. His father, who died when Mhlongo was a teenager, worked as a post-office sweeper. Mhlongo was sent to Limpopo Province, the province his mother came from, to finish high school. Initially failing his matriculation exam in October 1990,[1] Mhlongo completed his matric at Malenga High School in 1991. He studied African literature and political studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, gaining a BA in 1996. In 1997 he enrolled to study law there, transferring to the University of Cape Town the following year. In 2000 he discontinued university study to write his first novel, Dog Eat Dog.[2]

He has been called, "one of the most high-spirited a
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Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?

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Dog Eat Dog

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Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree

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After Tears

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Way Back Home

3.77 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Affluenza

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For you I’d steal a goat

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Paradise in Gaza

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Hauntings

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“Never argue with a fool, people might not notice the difference”
Nicholas Mhlongo

“Though I drive in the valley of the shadow of death I fear no hijackers, but another fuel increase.”
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