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NYT > T. O. Molefe

T. O. Molefe became a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times in the fall of 2013. Mr. Molefe was born in 1980 in Temba, a segregated township near Pretoria, South Africa. His parents were schoolteachers. He writes commentary and analysis on socioeconomic issues, politics, media and race. His writing has appeared in several South African publications, including The Daily Maverick [http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/page/about-us], City Press [http://www.citypress.co.za/], Cape Times [http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes], The Big Issue [http://www.bigissue.org.za/] and Chimurenga Chronic [http://www.chimurengachronic.co.za/], and he is a regular contributor to the blog Africa Is a Country [http://africasacountry.com/about-2/]. Mr. Molefe is the author of “Black Anger and White Obliviousness,” an e-book on race in public and political dialogue in South Africa, and a contributor to two anthologies of short fiction, “Bloody Satisfied” and “Queer Africa.” He is at work on a narrative nonfiction book exploring South African attitudes on and perceptions of race and reconciliation in the decades since the end of apartheid. A graduate of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, Mr. Molefe trained as a chartered accountant before turning his focus to writing. He lives in Cape Town.