Set in South Africa at the height of the apartheid regime, when the government started a policy of ethnic cleansing, forcibly removing people from their homes and moving them to so-called 'homelands'. Schoolchildren Naledi and Tiro are caught up in the protests and resistance as they and their grandmother are threatened with removal from their village. Protestors are arrested and beaten, but still people fight on. Freedom lies at the end of a long road.
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Beverley Naidoo was born in South Africa but has lived in the UK for many years. She became involved in resistance to apartheid when she was a student, and her first book, the award-winning JOURNEY TO JO'BURG, was banned in SA until 1991. In 2000 she won the Carnegie Medal and the Nestle Smarties Silver Medal with THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141318414