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JBF GUESTS 2017


Shailja Patel was born in Kenya to parents of Asian origin. She attended school in Kenya and Britain. Later she also went to university in Britian. The expulsion of people of Asian origin from Uganda in 1972, many of them citizens, has influenced her life and her work, Migritude. The CNN calls Shailja Patel “the …

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Kopano Matlwa was born in Mamelodi Day Hospital in 1985. She is the eldest of three children. She is a medical doctor and the author of three books – Coconut, Spilt Milk and Period Pains. Kopano was one of the Mail & Guardian’s “100 young South Africans you must take to lunch” list, two years …

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