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About Kopano Matlwa

Kopano MatlwaThe EU Literary Award-winning Kopano Matlwa is one of South Africa’s most vibrant young writers.

A medical graduate, Kopano is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Coconut and Spilt Milk. She is a founding member and chairperson of Waiting Room Education by Medical Students, a non-profit organisation run by students, and is a 2010 Rhodes Scholar.


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  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Dorcas</a>
    September 22nd, 2012 @23:47 #

    Hi Kopano, I didn't realise you were born in Mamelodi! I was not born there but I grew up there and my family still lives ko Mams. Anyway, I just wanted to say - I love 'Coconut' and appreciate what it represents and congratulations on a brave offering. It's funny because I read [it] a while ago and now I've been reading [it] (more intensely) for my writing projects, it is so multi layered and it keeps me up way beyond a godly hour :-) (not complaining).
    I'm employing 'Coconut' for screen adaptation project - wish me luck!
    Spilt Milk is on my list and I can't wait to delve into it.

    All the best with your studies at UCT!

    Kind Regards


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