Malla Nunn on PRESENT DARKNESS
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Ubuntu: We are people through other people.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My parents. They have survived hard lives with their humanity intact.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. One! Impossible. Georgina "call me George" from Enid Blyton's Famous Five, Mosley's Easy Rawlins, the father in McCarthy's "The Road." The list goes on!
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. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?