Kagiso Lesego Molope, born 1976 at Atteridgeville, a township west of the South African capital of Pretoria, studied English literature and literature science. She then worked for the United Nations Human Rights Department in Canada where she still lives with her family. Her first youth book "Dancing in the Dust" was published in 2002 and was included in the IBBY Honor List; two more titles followed. She also makes documentaries on violence against women and works for women's rights organizations.

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