By Kopano Matlwa
(Jacana Media, Paperback, 9781770097919, 200pp.)
Publication Date: September 2010
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A story of two passionate people who share a shameful past and a tenuous present, this remarkable narrative follows headmistress Mohumagadiof the elite Sekolo sa Ditlhora school for talented black childrenand Father Bill, a disgraced preacher, as they are brought together again decades after a childhood love affair expelled them from their communities. Much to the dismay of her students, Mohumagadi hires Father Bill as a teacher, resulting in a battle of wills and wits for the hearts and minds of the children living in the shadow of revolution and change. Entertaining and thought-provoking, this unique account offers insight into the workings of African culture.
Kopano Matlwa is the author of Coconut and the recipient of a European Union Literary Award. She is also a founding member and former chairperson of Waiting Room Education by Medical Students, a nonprofit organization.
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