Kopano Matlwa is a sensitive and empathetic writer. She is also very accomplished for her age. Coconut, which is her debut novel, won the European Award, and later the coveted Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature in 2010.
Spilt Milk, published in 2010 by Jacana Media, is one for the Born-Free generation – for them and about them. The plot, which centers around life in a school, conjures up images of those institutions that some prefer to call academies, not schools.