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Author Niq Mhlongo. Photo: Archive
Author Niq Mhlongo. Photo: Archive


Niq Mhlongo, who is the epitome of the writing journey, is the published author of Dog Eat Dog, After Tears and Way Back Home, among other titles, as well as short story collections.

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Now based in Germany, Mhlongo says the move to Europe has allowed him to flourish in writing, editing and pushing the envelope for African authors.

His advice to up-and-coming authors? 

Visit book launches and book fairs, even if you don’t have money.

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