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Dancing in the Dust

Kagiso Lesego Molope

It is the turbulent 1980s in apartheid South Africa, when even the ordinary life is full of danger and uncertainty. What will tomorrow bring? Tihelo, a thirteen-year-old girl, lives with her older sister Keitumetse and their mother Kgomotso. Kgomotso works as a maid for a white household in the city and has to depend on the neighbours to keep an eye on the girls; one day she does not come home.

Dancing in the Dust is a moving story of growing up in a fearful, oppressive society, where the only comfort for the young is dream and romance, and the only free option that of rebellion.

“. . . cinematic in clarity . . . Molope makes her reader see and understand . . . feel the enormity of apartheid’s atrocity.”
The Globe and Mail











Kagiso Lesego Molope was born in South Africa in 1976 where she also grew up, before moving to Canada in 1997. Dancing in the Dust is her first novel.  
 
   

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Paperback ISBN:  978-1-894770-01-9
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eBook ISBN: 978-1-927494-48-6 (EPUB)
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Publication Date:  2002

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