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Mia Arderne

Writer . Reporter . Artist
ABOUT MIA ARDERNE

Mia Arderne is a Cape Town-based writer with bylines in New Frame, Mail & Guardian, The Vrye Weekblad, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, VISI, GQ, City Press and more. Her writing explores the politics of gender, race, identity, sexuality and mental health. Her debut novel, Mermaid Fillet, published by Kwela (NB Publishers) in 2020, has been long-listed for the Sunday Times-CNA Literary Awards.

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MERMAID FILLET (SIGNED)

The only human ever born wearing Jordans receives a DM on Twitter after a gang-related hit. The misson: Find the Tamagotchi, or else! This is a story of a banggat, a main ou, a genuine ou, a malnaai and a Twitter user. A story where dark and fantastical experiences are intricately woven to tell the tale of a network of wannabe gangsters, a wife fanning herself with her husband’s money in the Northern Suburbs and a sturvy twenty-nine-year-old living in Woodstock.

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Achievements

2020

Mermaid Fillet Novel Published

2012

NRF Freestanding Masters Scholarship

2012

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Alumni Member

2009

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship

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