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Black History Month 2020 Highlight: Part 1 February 3, 2020 – Posted in: Author Highlight, Black History Month

Kagiso Lesego Molope just recently won the Ottawa Book Award (English Fiction) for her YA release of This Book Betrays My Brother, which was originally published in South Africa …where it won the Percy Fitzpatrick Prize by the English Academy of Southern Africa! For her latest novel, Such a Lonely, Lovely Road, which is a story about two men coming out in South Africa, she became the inaugural winner of the Pius Adesanmi Memorial Award…

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Mawenzi House Authors on International Women’s Day March 8, 2019 – Posted in: Blog, Women

I believe that for change to occur, particularly for BIWOC writers, our voices must be amplified in ways that are meaningful and sustainable. We need to be allies, and we need allies so we can begin the messy work of breaking down systemic barriers through an intersectional lens. While it has been encouraging to see a shift in narratives, with more of our voices coming to the fore, we also need to examine the powers…

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