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Kagiso Lesego Molope

Kagiso Lesego Molope is a Canadian novelist.
Kagiso Lesego Molope is a novelist from Ottawa, Ont. (Mawenzi House)

Ottawa, Ont. writer Kagiso Lesego Molope is the author of Dancing in the Dust, The Mending Season, Such a Lonely, Lovely Road and This Book Betrays My Brother. Her novels take place in her native South Africa, but often tackle social and political issues relevant to countries around the world. Her YA novel This Book Betrays My Brother follows a young girl who witnesses a violent crime perpetrated by her brother. It won the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize and received a starred review from Kirkus Magazine. Such a Lonely, Lovely Road is her latest book, published in 2018.

Books by Kagiso Lesego Molope

Interviews

Kagiso Lesego Molope might be the best kept secret in Ottawa's literary community. The Canadian debut of her coming-of-age novel 'This Book Betrays My Brother' brings together many social issues, not only in her home country of South Africa, but all over the world. Themes of class and race, young love, desire and sexuality captures the essence of the current #MeToo moment. Watch Adrian Harewood's interview on Our Ottawa. 8:42

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