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Set in South Africa in the 1990s, a time when an increasing number of young black South Africans are dealing with the violence, the legacy of disrupted schooling and the continued struggle for survival. The story focuses on one boy's struggle for survival as he leaves the violence of his home and joins a gang of children living on the streets.
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Beverley Naidoo is well-known for her first two children's books set in South Africa - JOURNEY TO JO'BURG and CHAIN OF FIRE. She is from South Africa but has lived in exile in the UK for many years. She returned to her home country recently and thisbook was researched there.Review:
"A can't-put-it-down account of an impoverished South African boy."--" The Horn Book"A rare and moving glimpse into the hidden world of the mulunde." (Starred review)--" Publishers Weekly"Gritty but ultimately uplifting."--" San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle." . . A realistic and moving story."--" Times Educational Supplement"Written with valuable insight, gritty but optimistic, this is a totally believable, absorbing read."--" The Guardian
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Book Description Puffin, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140369481