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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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Ubuntu: We are people through other people.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Whoza Mtwana by Abdullah Ibrahim, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Plain Gold Ring by Nina Simone, Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi, Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba and the other 200 songs on my ipod!

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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Planning travel adventures.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Wildlife photographer

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