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This book betrays my brother

Kagiso Lesego Molope

This book betrays my brother

by Kagiso Lesego Molope

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Mawenzi House in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Teenage girls,
  • Brothers and sisters

  • About the Edition

    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?

    Edition Notes

    StatementKagiso Lesego Molope
    The Physical Object
    Pagination187 p.
    Number of Pages187
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26962122M
    ISBN 101988449294
    ISBN 109781988449296

      Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are was published comes the last book Maurice Sendak completed before his death in May , My Brother's influences from Shakespeare and William Blake, Sendak pays homage to his late brother, Jack, whom he credited for his passion for writing and drawing. This Book Betrays My Brother follows the story of Nedi, a year-old girl struggling with witnessing her brother commit a violent and disturbing crime. The story is told from Nedi’s first person point of view as she comes of age in South Africa in the s, post-apartheid.

    Why does the book bear its particular title, and would else could it have been called? Molope has provided many angles for teachers and students to investigate, and a worthy conclusion to the study of This Book Betrays My Brother could very well be a discussion of her skilful portrayal of an intricate web of cultural traditions and taboos. This book betrays my brother Molope, Kagiso Lesego, author. , Book, pages. Place Hold. 3 holds / 10 copies Summary/Review: "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 qui.

      Kagiso Lesego Molope's This Book Betrays my Brother (Oxford University Press) engages and convinces the reader, and does so with consummate skill. It is a coming-of-age novel that depicts the growth pains of the narrator and her friends - early-teenage girls who are coming to terms with their sexuality. Hi, I'm Siwe. I never know how to describe myself but I'm a human of the internet. I talk about books on the internet. Occasionally I'll also do personal pro.


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This Book Betrays My Brother follows the narrative of a teenage girl name Naledi. The story is told from Naledis perspective and focuses on her older bother Basi.

They live a relatively good life in a nice house, but Naledi reminiscences about the older days when things were different. Basi hangs out with Kgosi, a boy who their mother thinks is /5.

"A powerful read, This Book Betrays My Brother, covers important topics such as racism, sexism, poverty, and sexual assault."--Amy Mathers, National Reading Campaign From the Back Cover.

Naledi has a charming, gifted older brother, Basi. He is her hero and childhood ally against the watchful world of their parents.5/5(1). This Book Betrays My Brother was awarded the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize by the English Academy of Southern Africa, where it was first published.

Her latest novel, Such a Lonely, Lovely Road, was released in She lives in Ottawa. Also by this author. Dancing in the Dust Novel $ This Book Betrays My Brother Download PDF.

The specification in this catalogue, including without limitation price, format, extent, number of illustrations, and month of publication, was as accurate as possible at the time the catalogue was compiled. Due to contractual restrictions, we reserve the right not to supply certain territories.

A powerful read, This Book Betrays My Brother, covers important topics such as racism, sexism, poverty, and sexual assault. Set after Apartheid in South Africa, Basi encounters intense racism as a black teen.

Added to the fact that he is considered to be somewhat of a miracle in his family, when Basi is held back by the colour of his skin it is. This Book Betrays My Brother opens with the adult Naledi speaking directly to the reader.

From there, the story flashes back 15 years to the mids, when she was a young teen and her brother, Basi, was in his last year of high school. After reading This Book Betrays My Brother I remember thinking what a South African story. This is a story about how gender operates in South African communities.

It is evident in the way Kagiso Lesego Molope lays out the story how she has been paying attention to the ubiquitous-ness, the taken for granted, and ultimately the destructive nature.

This Book Betrays My Brother Top results of your surfing This Book Betrays My Brother Start Download Portable Document Format (PDF) and E-books (Electronic Books) Free Online Rating News / is books that can provide inspiration, insight, knowledge to the reader. Title: This Book Betrays My Brother Author: Kagiso Lesego Molope Genres: Contemporary Pages: Publisher: Mawenzi House Review Copy: ARC provided by publisher Availability: Available Now Summary: “Basi is as special as raindrops on dying crops.

I say this not with jealousy but with apology, really; an honest, heartfelt and heartbreaking apology. The Canadian debut of her coming-of-age novel 'This Book Betrays My Brother' brings together many social issues, not only in her home country of South Africa, but.

In light of the #MeToo movement, Kagiso Lesego Molope’s This Book Betrays My Brother may seem powerfully prescient to North American readers in But it was first published in South Africa in “The story that really inspired me to write the book was something that was happening in Read full article >Author: Kagiso Lesego Molope.

Book Review | This Book Betrays my Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope Siwe Magadla. Book Review | On Earth We're Best Brother Wedding Speech Kills Crowd (hilarious ending!) - Duration. This Book Betrays My Brother won the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize for Youth Literature in South Africa, where it was first published.

She lives in Ottawa. Reviews "This poignant novel presents us with a girl on the cusp of womanhood desperately trying to navigate the dissonant sociocultural imperatives placed on men and women in her society. Get this from a library. This book betrays my brother.

[Kagiso Lesego Molope] -- "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. This book betrays my brother. [Kagiso Lesego Molope] Home.

WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you. Kagiso Lesego Molope’s third novel, This Book Betrays My Brother, may very well be South Africa’s Nervous Conditions [a novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga] in its tackling of gender issues, sexual violence and race from the perspective of a young woman in a patriarchal society.

Written as a testimony, the story is narrated by Naledi, younger sister to the popular. Kagiso Lesego Molope was born and educated in South Africa, before coming to Canada in 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. Title: This Book Betrays My Brother Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Publisher: Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.

Language: English. Kagiso Lesego Molope is the author of Such a Lonely, Lovely Road ( avg rating, 88 ratings, 22 reviews, published ), This Book Betrays My Brother 4/5.

“This Book Betrays My Brother” by Kagiso Lesego Molope Publishing Date: Genre: YA, Fiction Page Length: pages (electronic review copy) Synopsis: “Basi is as special as raindrops on dying crops.

I say this not with jealousy but with apology, really; an honest, heartfelt and heartbreaking apology coming from a sister’s guilt. I loved this book. Brother by David Chariandy is a must-read, and I completely understand why it’s making all the prize lists this Fall.

It recounts the childhood and early adulthood of a sensitive Michael, and his older brother Francis. They live in a small apartment in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough with their extremely hard-working Trinidadian mother who.

This Book Betrays My Brother is the third novel from this promising author. The story revolves around the life of a young girl, Naledi, who has nothing but admiration for her charming and loving older brother, Basimane.This Book Betrays My Brother.

by Kagiso Lesego Molope (Author) Kagiso Lesego Molope (Author) More creators Borrow. Borrow. Naledi has a charming, gifted older brother, Basi. He is her hero and childhood ally against the watchful world of their parents. One day, however, she sees Basi commit a horrific act that goes against.