WorldCat Identities

Matlwa, Kopano

Works: 8 works in 44 publications in 6 languages and 2,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Medical fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9369.4.M387, 823.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kopano Matlwa
Coconut by Kopano Matlwa( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two extraordinary young women who have grown up black in white suburbs and must now struggle to find their identities. The rich and pampered Ofilwe has taken her privileged lifestyle for granted, and must confront her swiftly dwindling sense of culture when her soulless world falls apart. Meanwhile, the hip and sassy Fiks is an ambitious go-getter desperate to leave her vicious past behind for the glossy sophistication of city life, but finds Johannesburg to be more complicated and unforgiving than she expected
Spilt milk by Kopano Matlwa( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story of two passionate people who share a shameful past and a tenuous present, this remarkable narrative follows headmistress Mohumagadi -- of the elite Sekolo sa Ditlhora school for talented black children -- and Father Bill, a disgraced preacher, as they are brought together again decades after a childhood love affair expelled them from their communities. Much to the dismay of her students, Mohumagadi hires Father Bill as a teacher, resulting in a battle of wills and wits for the hearts and minds of the children living in the shadow of revolution and change"
Evening primrose by Kopano Matlwa( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compelling and heart-wrenching, Evening Primrose explores issues of race, poverty, and gender in post-apartheid South Africa through the eyes of a junior doctor ... When Masechaba finally achieves her childhood dream of becoming a doctor, her ambition is tested as she faces the stark reality of South Africa's public health care system. As she leaves her deeply religious mother and makes friends with the politically-minded Nyasha, Masechaba's eyes are opened to the rising xenophobic tension that carries echoes of apartheid. Battling her inner demons, she must decide if she should take a stand to help her best friend, even if it comes at a high personal cost. A powerfully insightful novel from "South Africa's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie" (The Bookseller), Evening Primrose explores issues of race, gender, and the medical profession with tenderness and urgency"--
Period pain : a novel by Kopano Matlwa( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Period Pain Matlwa has poignantly captured the heartache and confusion of so many South Africans who feel defeated by the litany of headline horrors: xenophobia, corrective rape, corruption and crime and for many the death sentence that is the public health nightmare. Through this story we are able to reflect, to question and to rediscover our humanity"--Publisher's website
Coconut : nera fuori, bianca dentro by Kopano Matlwa( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Menssmerter roman by Kopano Matlwa( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Norwegian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Masechaba har alltid hatt en drøm om å bli lege. Når drømmen går i oppfyllelse konfronteres hun med den ubarmhjertige virkeligheten i Sør-Afrikas offentlige sykehusverden. Samtidig blir hun kjent med den politisk engasjerte legen Nyasha fra Zimbabwe. Gjennom henne får Masechaba et innblikk i fremmedfrykten innvandrere fra andre afrikanske land opplever etter oppløsningen av apartheid. Men kan Masechaba ofre sin egen sikkerhet for å kjempe for rettighetene til sin venninne og kollega? Kopano Matlwa er født i Sør-Afrika i 1985 og er utdannet lege. Menssmerter er hennes tredje roman, og den første som er oversatt til norsk. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS
Coconut by Kopano Matlwa( )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.08 for Coconut / ... to 0.99 for Menssmerte ...)

Spilt milk
Alternative Names
Kopano Matlwa arts uit Zuid-Afrika

Kopano Matlwa South African writer

Mabaso, Kopano Matlwa

Mabosa, Kopana Matlwa, 1985-