Dikeledi, by Sabata-mpho Mokae

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Dikeledi follows the story of a young teenage girl who leads her household with two brothers when her mother suddenly dies. Dikeledi is a profound coming-of-age story that shows the triumph of the human spirit!

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Coming-of-age story

Dikeledi follows the story of a young teenage girl who leads her household with two brothers when her mother suddenly dies. Dikeledi is a profound coming-of-age story that shows the triumph of the human spirit! Written in beautiful Setswana prose and set in Galeshewe – a township in Kimberley (South Africa) – Dikeledi is the award-winning author Sabata-mpho Mokae’s second novel in his mother tongue.

Protect the girl-child

Dikeledi tells a story of a young girl who looses her mother to HIV. She becomes the head of the household, taking care of her two younger brothers. She is then raised by her neighbours and the local priest. The priest then takes advantage of Dikeledi’s vulnerability … Sabata-mpho Mokae writes in two languages: English and Setswana. He is the author of the biography The Story of Sol T Plaatje, the novella Dikeledi and a poetry collection, Escaping Trauma.

A book for youth adults

His debut novel Ga Ke Modisa (I’m Not My Brother’s Keeper) won the M-Net Literary Award for Best Novel in Setswana as well as the M-Net Film Award in 2013. He also won the South African Literary Award in 2011. His short story Down Sol Plaatje Drive was performed on theatre stage during the Global Express in Iowa City, USA in 2014. His latest book Kanakotsame: In My Times, a collection of short fiction pieces, was launched in 2015.

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