Meet a best-selling local fiction author

11 Aug, 2017

Kopano Matlwa is a vibrant writer who draws inspiration from her childhood experiences. Her three best-selling books Coconut, Spilt Milk and Period Pain address issues of race, class, xenophobia and colonization in modern Johannesburg.

Her first book, Coconut was awarded the European Union Literary Award in 2006 and also won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa in 2010. Spilt Milk made the long list for the 2011 Sunday Times Fiction Prize.

Her Qualifications are as follows: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from University of Cape Town (UCT). MPhil in Public Health (Oxford) and DPhil (Oxford) yet to be conferred but submitted.

On Face to Face with Success Matlwa shares how she’s emerged as the voice of a new generation of South African writers.