This book follows seven-year-old Bogani Mofokeng through his busy day in a suburb of Johannesburg. His daily routine, illustrated with photographs of his family, home, school and neighborhood, offers insight into the lives of a modern family living in the New South Africa. An authorís note preceding the story provides contextual information on the origin of Bonganiís name, his homeland of Lesotho, and his new life in South Africa. Italicized subtext throughout the book provides further historical and cultural information. The book finishes with more detailed information on South African history, people, religion, language, and a glossary.
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: 605-0008|
|Publisher: Frances Lincoln|
|Series: Great South African Children's Books|
|Illustrator: Gisele Wulfsohn|
|Illustrated: color photos|
|Place of Publication: London, UK|
|Year of Publication: 2002|
|Reader Level: Children|
|Format: hard cover|
|Size: 11 x 8.75 inches, landscape|
|Length: 28 pages|