Period Pain by Kopano Matlwa
10 Nov 2016
Kopano Matlwa stole South Africa’s heart with her debut novel Coconut. With almost 25,000 sales, this award-winning title cemented her position as one of South Africa’s bestselling authors.
With her follow-up novel, Spilt Milk, Matlwa continued to amaze us with her ability to intimately address complex political issues through relatable characters.
This year she brings us her best novel yet, Period Pain: a compelling story about how the broken continue to survive.
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.
Matlwa is a brand in her own right, and to celebrate her latest release all three of her titles will be re-branded and jacketed. Look out for the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic.
About the author
Kopano Matlwa is one of South Africa’s most vibrant young writers and winner of the 2007 European Union Literary Award. A medical graduate, Matlwa is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Coconut, and Spilt Milk which won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in 2010. She has recently returned to South Africa after completing an MSc in Global Health Science and is currently reading for a DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford.
Date of Publication: October 2016
Publisher: Jacana Media