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Nick Mulgrew

Nick Mulgrew

Nick Mulgrew is an author, journalist, editor and publisher from Durban, currently working in Cape Town.
A portrait of racism: The making of #MattTheunissen, by a former classmate
A portrait of racism: The making of #MattTheunissen, by a former classmate
I went to school with Matthew Theunissen. We weren’t friends, but our matric class was small enough that you got to know everyone...
Caine Prize gets The Sack
Caine Prize gets The Sack
The 16th Caine Prize for African Writing was awarded to Namwali Serpell on Monday for the short story The Sack.
Julian Redpath: Red-letter day for the true of heart
Julian Redpath: Red-letter day for the true of heart
“I hope you don’t get fired for trying to make a story out of the most boring human in musical history.”
Getting under the skin of the new SA with Masande Ntshanga
Getting under the skin of the new SA with Masande Ntshanga
Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel ‘The Reactive’ follows an HIV-positive young man who is dealing with the long-lasting...
Okwiri Oduor unapologetic about being herself
Okwiri Oduor unapologetic about being herself
Despite your Caine prize win last month, most South African readers are likely to be unfamiliar with you. I know you were...
Words exchanged on short-story writing
Words exchanged on short-story writing
As spotty-faced, arrogant students, Nick Mulgrew and Efemia Chela used to present radio shows at Rhodes University. Five years later, they're...
Infant care leaps forward with a lesson from kangaroos
Infant care leaps forward with a lesson from kangaroos
The baby was born eight weeks premature. She weighs little more than a kilogram; a tiny bundle  in a padded nest battling against death. Her...
Literacy: Once upon a time, parents taught their children to read
Literacy: Once upon a time, parents taught their children to read
In the growing dusk of an evening in February 1990, Nelson Mandela walked out on the balcony of Cape Town City Hall. Fumbling with the microphone and...
Extracting the essence
Extracting the essence
Roger Jorgensen sits on his back porch, eyeing out his 10 hectares of pastoral bliss. Neat rows of olive trees and vines of chenin blanc shine...
'No textbooks? I'll print them for you ...'
'No textbooks? I'll print them for you ...'
Zakes Ncanywa strides into the staff room of a dusty high school just outside of Peddie, a small town in the south of the Eastern Cape. He has...