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DetailsThis is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africas apartheid. Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid.Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of apartheid the pass laws, bantustans, racism, the breakdown of family life. The opulence of the white Madams house contrasts starkly with the reality that Naledi and Tiro face that their baby sister is suffering from starvation, not an incurable disease.This new edition of Beverley Naidoos classic story includes a special Why Youll Love This Book introduction by Michael Rosen, the Childrens Laureate.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Beverley Naidoo was born in South Africa and grew up under apartheid. After arrest and detention without trial, she came to England. She married another exile and was only able to return freely twenty-six years later, after Nelson Mandela's release from jail. Their two children were brought up in England where she still lives. She goes back to South Africa to stay in touch, especially with young people. A teacher for many years, she has a doctorate in education and a number of honorary degrees. Journey to Jo'burg was her first children's book. It was an eye-opener for readers worldwide, winning awards, but it was banned in South Africa until 1991.
SKU Code PRK B 3613 Weight in Kg 0.0500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780007263509 Author Name Beverley Naidoo Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS