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Malla Nunn

Malla Nunn was born in Swaziland, South Africa, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. She is a filmmaker with three award-winning films to her credit and is currently at work on her next novel.
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PRESENT DARKNESS is the next book in the Emmanuel Cooper mystery series. Set in the corrupt, unforgiving world of apartheid South Africa, this series is one to “add to your global mystery passport.” — Entertainment Weekly.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ubuntu: We are people through other people.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Lack of manners. General rudeness.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being happy with what I have; right here, right now.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to meet Shaka Zulu, founder of the Zulu nation. I'd ask him "Why don't you name an heir for the good of your Kingdom? It will save a lot of bloodshed later on."

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My parents. They have survived hard lives with their humanity intact.

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