This Book Betrays My Brother

This Book Betrays My Brother

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"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: class and race, young love and physical desire, homosexuality. In beautiful, lyrical, and intimate prose, Molope shows the dilemmas facing a young woman as she attempts to find her place in a new, multiracial, and dynamic nation emerging into the world after more than a century of racist colonialism. A world now dominated by men. There are no simple answers."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Mawenzi House, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781988449296
Branch Call Number: MOLOP
Characteristics: 187 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 19, 2020

Okay writing, too long, weak female protagonist, sexist, for preteens.

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