Escaping from his violent step-father, 12-year-old Sipho heads for Johannesburg, where he has heard that gangs of children live on the streets. Surviving hunger and bitter-cold winter nights is hard--but learning who to trust in the "new" South Africa proves even more difficult.
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In 1965 as a young student, Beverly Naidoo was forced into exile from South Africa, where she had been imprisoned for her involvement in resistance to apartheid. She moved to England at the age of 22. She wrote her first children's book, Journey To Jo'Burg: A South African Story, in 1985. Although originally banned in South Africa, this acclaimed and enormously successful novel helped thousands of young readers elsewhere to understand what life under apartheid meant for children. A sequel, Chain Of Fire, followed. Naidoo is also the author of No Turning Back.
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060275057
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Us Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060275057
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