Niq Mhlongo

Niq Mhlongo

Niq Mhlongo is a Sowetan-born writer, educator, editor, and a travel journalist who graduated from Wits University with a BA degree (African Literature and Political Studies) in 1997. He has written four novels – Dog Eat Dog (2004), After Tears (2007), Way Back Home (2013), and Paradise in Gaza (2020)– and a collection of short stories, Affluenza (2016), and Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree (2018). He also edited a bestselling collection of essays called Black Tax, Burden or Ubuntu (2019), two short story anthologies called Joburg Noir (2020), and Hauntings (2021). His novel Dog Eat Dog won the Spanish Literary Award called MAR DER LETRAS INTENECIONALE in 2006. His collection of short stories, Soweto Under the Apricot Tree won the HERMAN CHARLES BOSMAN LITERARY PRIZE FOR ENGLISH FICTION and the NADINE GORDIMER SHORT-STORY AWARD in 2019. Joburg Noir anthology won the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Science Best Fiction Edited Volume. His new collection of short stories is published in May by Kwela Books.


Dog Eat Dog (2013)

Way Back Home (2013) | Way Back Home (German, 2015)

Affluenza (2016)

Black Tax (2019)

Paradise in Gaza (2020)

Joburg Noir (2020)

Hauntings (2021)

For You, I’d Steal a Goat (2022)