Fiction. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. What does a teenage girl do when she sees her beloved older brother commit a horrific crime? Should she report to her parents, or should she keep quiet? Should she confront him? All her life, Naledi has been in awe of Basi, her charming and outgoing older brother. They've shared their childhood, with its jokes and secrets, the alliances and stories about the community. Having reached thirteen, she is preparing to go to the school dance. Then she sees Basi commit an act that violates everything she believes about him. How will she live her life now? This coming-of-age novel brings together many social issues, peculiar not only to South Africa but elsewhere as well, in the modern world.
Lwando Scott @ Queer ConsciousnessRob Gaylard @ The Sunday Independent
Kagiso Lesego Molope was born and educated in South Africa, before coming to Canada in 1997. Her first novel, DANCING IN THE DUST (Mawenzi House) was highly praised. THIS BOOK BETRAYS MY BROTHER won the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for Youth Literature in South Africa, where it was first published. Her novel Such a Lonely, Lovely Road will be published by Mawenzi House in fall 2018. She lives in Ottawa.Author City: OTTAWA, ON CAN