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Eric Miyeni

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About Eric Miyeni

Eric Miyeni is a South African writer, actor, radio and television personality who’s best known to television audiences for his role as Darryl Malgas in the drama series Molo Fish and as the presenter of the magazine show Zooming In On Men. In 2001 Miyeni started a highly popular e-zine entitled O’Mandingo! and he later published three books with Jacana that were based on it; The Only Black at the Dinner Party Before Mandela was Mandela and A Poetic Journey. In 2004 he was a DJ on SAfm’s afternoon show but was fired after four months of being with the station for being too controversial after he discussed his contract on air. Miyeni has also appeared in numerous films, including Bopha (1993), Cry, the Beloved Country (1995) and Dangerous Ground (1997). In 2007 he spent two weeks in Paris which led to him writing A Letter from Paris: Essays and Photographs, which was published by Pan Macmillan. His latest book, The Release, is a fictional novel published by Random House Struik.


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