Affluenza is a new collection of short stories by well-known author Niq Mhlongo. In his characteristically humorous and piercing style Mhlongo writes about the span of our democracy and the madness of the last twenty years after apartheid: his short stories address issues such as crime, xenophobia, racism, homophobia, the new black elite, and land redistribution. The stories have been published to critical acclaim in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and in the USA but remain largely unknown in South Africa. Mhlongo is the author of three novels, all published by Kwela: Dog Eat Dog (2004), After Tears (2007) and Way Back Home (2013). Dog Eat Dog was translated into Spanish in 2006 and was awarded the Mar de Letras Prize. Affluenza follows on the success of his three novels, and is his first collection of short stories.