Niq Mhlongo

Don’t Shut Up Jacana Conversation: Don’t miss Terry-Ann Adams and Niq Mhlongo talking short story writing with Rehana Rossouw (23 May)

What can you do to catch a glimpse of a life, feel the distilled prose and watch the speed of light, all in one sitting?

By reading a short story.

New book alert! Hauntings – a collection of stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

This Halloween, be prepared to be spooked by the upcoming, future bestselling, anthology Hauntings!

2021 Sunday Times/CNA Literary Awards longlists announced

South Africa’s most prestigious literary awards are back with two thrilling fiction and non-fiction longlists, and a dedicated new sponsor.

Writing Joburg Noir – don’t miss this Jacana Conversation with Niq Mhlongo and Bongani Kona, in conversation with Lorraine Sithole (11 Nov)

Join Jacana Media for the launch of Joburg Noir, an anthology crafted with finesse, flair and serious smarts.

New book alert! Joburg Noir – a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo

Joburg Noir, a new collection of short stories edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out at the end of October 2020 from Jacana Media!

Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu? – Now available as an ebook!

A secret torment for some, a proud responsibility for others, ‘black tax’ is a daily reality for thousands of black South Africans. In this thought-provoking and moving anthology, a provocative range of voices share their deeply personal stories.

Footnotes, November 2019: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye …

Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu? – a thought-provoking and moving anthology edited by Niq Mhlongo

Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?, edited by Niq Mhlongo, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

2019 South African Book Fair – find out more about the authors and events!

The 2019 South African Book Fair will take place from 6–8 September at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg.

2019 Media24 Books Prizes winners announced – Niq Mhlongo awarded Herman Charles Bosman Prize

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose, novelist and short story writer Niq Mhlongo, poet Gabeba Baderoon and octagenarian debut author Andries Buys are among the recipients of the 2019 Media24 Books Literary Prizes awarded in Cape Town last night (Thursday, 13 June 2019).

2019 Media24 Books Prizes shortlists announced – Nozizwe Cynthia Jele, Niq Mhlongo and Kirsten Miller up for Herman Charles Bosman Prize!

Media24 Books has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Media24 Books Prizes. This year, prizes to the value of R210,000 in total …

2019 Time of the Writer Festival programme announced – Niq Mhlongo on board as curator

The line-up and programme for the 22nd Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

The programme for the 2018 Open Book Festival has been revealed!

The full programme has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival!

Open Book Festival announces first group of authors confirmed for Cape Town

The first group of authors has been announced for the eighth Open Book Festival! This year’s Open Book will take place from …

Line-up of local and international authors announced for 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival

The programme for the 2018 Franschhoek Literary Festival has been revealed!

Niq Mhlongo: The banning of Inxeba is illegal

Niq Mhlongo, author and City Editor of the Johannesburg Review of Books, has written a response to the recent effective banning of Inxeba: The Wound.

No Dinaane Debut Fiction Award winner this year; 2017 Kraak Writing Grant goes to Maxzell Lerm

The Jacana Literary Foundation has announced the outcome of the 2017 Dinaane Debut Fiction Award and Kraak Writing Grant.

Niq Mhlongo reveals cover for his next book, Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree

Niq Mhlongo has revealed the prospective cover for his next book, a collection of short stories to be titled Soweto, Under the Apricot Tree.

Niq Mhlongo writes about The Marabi Dance by Modikwe Dikobe for PEN SA

There is a book that when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was your old friend or a relative of yours that you could call up on a phone and congratulate them on the excellent work. That is what Modikwe Dikobe’s Marabi Dance did to me. The book left me with a sense of satisfaction and completeness.