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Inside/Out with Mgcini Nyoni, poet and playwright
Kubatana.net
July 28, 2010

Describe yourself in five words?
I don't understand myself. Seriously.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Be patient.

What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever done?
Relentlessly going after a girl.

What is your most treasured possession?
My intellectual abilities.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Self-loathing.

Do you have any strange hobbies?
Define strange.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
I don't pay much attention to my appearance.

What is your greatest extravagance?
A generous heart.

What have you got in your fridge?
Meat. Meat. Meat.

What is your greatest fear?
Rejection.

What have you got in your pockets right now?
Wallet and cellphone.

What is your favourite journey?
Overnight train journey with a loved one.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Never thought about it. Really!

When and where were you happiest?
Have never experienced real happiness.

What's your biggest vice?
I don't drink, I don't smoke, No sexual orgies . . . looks like I am made of stone!

What were you like at school?
Very introverted.

What are you doing next?
Career wise? Have just published a poetry anthology: DAYBREAK. Working on a stage play: The Really Stupid Things Men Say.

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