Spilt Milk

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Spilt Milk

By Kopano Matlwa

Jacana Media, Paperback, 9781770097919, 195pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

Description

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.



About the Author
Kopano Matlwa is the chairperson and founding member of Waiting Room Education by Medical Students, a nonprofit health promotion organization that uses students' talents to educate patients on common health conditions in the waiting rooms of clinics. She was awarded the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award in 2005 for academic excellence and leadership potential.