Niq Mhlongo, born 1973 in Soweto, South Africa, is a journalist and writer. He studied African literature and political science at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. After the novels Dog eat Dog and After Years, Way Back Home is his first novel in German. Mhlongo has presented his work at key African cultural venues, including the Caine Prize Workshop and the Zanzibar International Film Festival, and was a 2008 International Writing Program fellow at the University of Iowa. His work has been translated into Spanish and Italian.
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