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. 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. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Wildlife photographer
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. The women who wash the laundry and heat the baby bottles while the bombs drop. They are the life force.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Walking through the African bush, the smell of fresh rain in the air.