Journey to Jo'burg (Paperback)

Beverley Naidoo

11 years +

This is a beautiful story of love, commitment and the flowering of human spirit against the backdrop of apartheid in South Africa. Introduced by former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, Journey to Jo'Burg by Beverley Naidoo is an inspiring and completely compelling tale.

Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid. But at every turn are the grim realities of apartheid ? the pass laws, bantustans, racism and the breakdown of family life...

A thought-provoking story that was and continues to be widely read in schools all around the country, this gentle, eye-opening and award-winning book is essential reading for every young fiction lover.

Product Details

  • Product code: JBX2
  • ISBN: 9780007263509
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 96
  • Publish date: Mon Mar 03 00:00:00 GMT 2008
  • Book points: 4

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"Cool book" -

This is a fantastic book. It is very descriptive and tells you what South Africa was like many years ago. It was a very good read.

Cameron , Thu Mar 01 17:32:18 GMT 2012

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