Kagiso Lesego Molope is at odds with Percy Fitzpatrick

Kagiso Lesego Molope has won the English Academy of Southern Africa’s Percy Fitzpatrick prize for youth literature for her novel This Book Betrays My Brother (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Describe yourself in a sentence.
Township post-apartheid author.

Describe your ideal reader.
Everyone. There’s always something to learn from books no matter what your background, and I don’t like to narrow the list of my readers. I’ve been surprised by who does and who doesn’t enjoy my work.

Read it at the M&G.