JOURNEY TO JO BURG - BEVERLEY NAIDOO

Author : Beverley Naidoo

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Author : Beverley Naidoo

Publication: HarperCollins Publishers

Size: 141 x 197 x 8 (mm)

Weight: 90g

Main Material: Paperback / softback

Language: -

ISBN: 9780007263509

EAN/UPC/ISBN: 9780007263509

Published: 3-Mar-2008

ISBN No : 9780007263509

Publication : HarperCollins Publishers

Main Material : Paperback / softback

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This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa's 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 "Madam's" house contrasts starkly with the reality that Naledi and Tiro face - that their baby sister is suffering from starvation, not an incurable disease. This edition of Beverley Naidoo's classic story includes a special "Why You'll Love This Book" introduction by Michael Rosen, the Children's Laureate.

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