A novel, in 8 chapters set in South Africa. "Lindiwe is fifteen. She has no father, and her mother has a drink problem. Her grandparents and her boyfriend, Carlos, provide her with the love that her mother denies her. Then a sudden revelation about her past forces Lindiwe to re-examine her identity and to make difficult decisions about her future." A powerful short novel set among the different communities in modern day Johannesburg, that explores issues of race and identity.
Shortlisted for a Children's Literature Award in the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa, 2002.
Level: 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: 605-0030|
|Series: Great South African Children's Books|
|Place of Publication: Oxford, UK|
|Year of Publication: 2003|
|Reader Level: Advanced 2|
|Size: 5 x 7.75 inches, portrait|
|Length: 75 pages|