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Journey to Jo'burg : a South African story ([New] ed.)

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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, former Children’s Laureate.

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0007263503 / 9780007263509
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
88, 16 p. : ill.
20 cm
Quiz No: 151011, Points 2.00, Book Level 4.60,
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More