A novel about the effects of apartheid in Johannesberg, told from the perspective of a 13-year-old boy. Stephen's parents are both arrested for their political activities and he must deal with the practical and emotional consequences. The reality of the family's difficulties is never glamorised, giving the reader a sense of how disruptive life was for Stephen and his parents. A sensitively written book for anyone.
Level: Middle, High school; adult-advanced.
Masifunde Sonke (Let Us Read Together) is a project of South Africa Partners. For each copy of this book purchased, they will donate another copy to an under-resourced school in South Africa. For more information: www.sapartners.org.
|Peppercorn Book Number: 605-0012|
|Series: Great South African Children's Books|
|Place of Publication: Bellevue, South Africa|
|Year of Publication: 2003|
|Reader Level: Advanced 2|
|Size: 5.75 x 8.25 inches, portrait|
|Length: 211 pages|