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Meet Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso: Best-selling author

Written by: Sithandwa Ngwetsheni

At just 21, Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso, had written a best-selling and critically acclaimed novel ‘Coconut’: A coming of age story set in post-Apartheid South Africa, which tackles the delicate issues of identity politics. She wrote that debut novel book while studying towards a medical degree at UCT.

Since then, this young writer has written and published two other works, ‘Period Pain’ and ‘Spilt Milk’. She’s also a Rhodes scholar and has just recently submitted her PHD thesis in Public Health at Oxford University.

Dr Mabaso sat down with Nikiwe Bikitsha on this episode of FTFWS.

“Reading for me set me free. I saw worlds that I never realised existed. Opportunity.”

Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso

“Finding your truth and living it, is a life well lived.”

Dr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso

Listen to the full interview




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