WorldCat Identities

Mhlongo, Nicholas

Works: 10 works in 47 publications in 4 languages and 2,397 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Pictorial works  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN849.A352, 808.89960904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicholas Mhlongo
Gods and soldiers : the Penguin anthology of contemporary African writing( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A one-of-a-kind collection showcasing the energy of new African literature. Coming at a time when Africa and African writers are in the midst of a remarkable renaissance, Gods and Soldiers captures the vitality and urgency of African writing today. With stories from northern Arabic-speaking to southern Zulu-speaking writers, this collection conveys thirty different ways of approaching what it means to be African. Whether about life in the new urban melting pots of Cape Town and Luanda, or amid the battlefield chaos of Zimbabwe and Somalia, or set in the imaginary surreal landscapes born out of the oral storytelling tradition, these stories represent a striking cross section of extraordinary writing. Including works by J.M. Coetzee, Chimamanda Adichie, Nuruddin Farah, Binyavanga Wainaina, and Chinua Achebe, and edited by Rob Spillman of Tin House magazine, Gods and Soldiers features many pieces never before published, making it a vibrant and essential glimpse of Africa as it enters the twenty-first century
Dog eat dog by Nicholas Mhlongo( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dingz is an average Wits student - struggling with money, partying with his friends, picking up girls, skipping lectures, making up elaborate excuses for missing exams. A bright, articulate guy, Dingz and his circle of friends sit around drinking and discussing current affairs - Aids, racism, South African politics and history - in between being kidnapped by taxi-drivers, contracting gonorrhoea and trying to fake a death certificate -- Publisher's description
After tears by Nicholas Mhlongo( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bafana Kuzwayo is a young man with a weight on his shoulders. After flunking his law studies at the University of Cape Town, he returns home to Soweto, where he must decide how to break the news to his family. But before he can confess, he is greeted as a hero by family and friends. His uncle calls him 'Advo, ' short for Advocate, and his mother wastes no time recruiting him to solve their legal problems. In a community that thrives on imagined realities, Bafana decides that it's easiest to create a lie that allows him to put off the truth indefinitely. Soon he's in business with Yomi, a Nigerian friend who promises to help him solve all his problems by purchasing a fake graduation document. One lie leads to another as Bafana navigates through a world that readers will find both funny and grim."--Page 4 of cover
Way back home by Nicholas Mhlongo( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kimathi Tito has it all. As a child of the revolution, born in exile in Tanzania, he has steadily accumulated wealth and influence since arriving in South Africa in1991. But though everything appears just peachy from outside the walls of his mansion in Bassonia, things are far from perfect for Comrade Kimathi. After a messy divorce, accelerated by his gambling habit and infidelities, he is in danger of losing everything. And now, to top it all, he's seeing ghosts. Sometimes what happens in exile doesn't stay in exile."--Back cover
Affluenza (, aeflu'enza) : how to be successful and stay sane by Oliver James( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his first collection of short stories, acclaimed author Niq Mhlongo confronts the span of ... [South Africa's] democracy and the madness of the last twenty years after apartheid. He takes an unflinching look at urban and rural South Africa, which he explores through themes such as racism, xenophobia, homophobia, crime, land distribution and economic inequality. Stylistically satirical and piercing, the stories combine Mhlongo's street-smart realism with a truly South African magical realism" -- Back cover
Dube street party by Nicholas Mhlongo( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Child slaves in the modern world( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Child Slaves in the Modern World is the second of two volumes that examine the distinctive uses and experiences of children in slavery in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This collection of previously unpublished essays exposes the global victimization of child slaves from the period of abolition of legal slavery in the nineteenth century to the human rights era of the twentieth century. It contributes to the growing recognitionthat the stereotypical bonded male slave was in fact a rarity. Nine of the studies are historical, with five located in Africa and three covering Latin America
The Chimurenga Chronic : Aug 2013 by Binyanvanga Wainaina( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Goliwood drama by Nicholas Mhlongo( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Soweto by Jodi Bieber( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acclaimed home-grown photographer, Jodi Bieber has created an open-ended essay which is a celebration and a portrait of life in Soweto today. The importance of Soweto in the collective consciousness is hard to overstate. It registers as a place born of resistance, perhaps even embodying the South African struggle for freedom. But the birth of Kwaito is attributed to Soweto too. And beyond the grand narratives, there is and always was a proliferation of dancing, art and fashion in this place defined by its energy and cosmopolitan nature. Labelling and un-labelling, claiming and discarding, Sowetans have created Soweto anew - a phenomenon that is celebrated in this photographic publication which contemplates daily lived realities where here, as elsewhere, South Africans are continually reinventing themselves and their urban space."--Publisher's website
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.05 for After tear ... to 0.98 for Dube stree ...)

Gods and soldiers : the Penguin anthology of contemporary African writing
Alternative Names
Mhlongo, Murhandziwa Nicholas 1973-

Mhlongo, Nicholas

Mhlongo Nicholas 1973

Mhlongo, Niq

Mhlongo, Niq 1973-

Niq Mhlongo journalist

Dog eat dogAfter tearsSoweto