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Who’s betraying who?

Readers will want to defend the South African teenager at the heart of Kagiso Lesego Molope’s YA novel


This Book Betrays My Brother

Kagiso Lesego Molope

Mawenzi House Publishers, Ages 14+

NALEDI, THE NARRATOR of Kagiso Lesego Molope’s young adult novel, could be mistaken for a stereotypical North American teenage girl, obsessed with boys, clothes, and music. But Naledi comes from a township in South Africa in the 1990s and the backdrop to her intensely personal family drama is that country’s transition out of apartheid.

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