Mishka Hoosen

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Mishka Hoosen is a South African writer. His debut novel, Call it a difficult night, was published by Deep South Books in 2015. His work has appeared on the Ploughshares Blog, and in Bare Fiction, Plume, Illuminations, Rolling Stone South Africa, New Coin, The Missing Slate, and others. His work mainly deals with questions of desire, the body, the senses, violence, and folklore. 


Cover Photo: An apothecary table filled with aromatic herbs, plants, and oils in different glass containers
When Chronic Pain Dulls My Senses, Perfume Helps Me Reclaim Them

I learned that kind of hard-won glamour; that we should have beauty, however much the world wants to keep it from us.

Sep 30, 2019
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‘Camelot,’ the Hollywood Failure That Taught Me to Live Again

I think now, what is life if not a rather ridiculous, fumbling, histrionic, financially ruinous, unwieldy thing?

Aug 21, 2019