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Beverley Naidoo

Autor(a) de Journey to Jo'burg

29+ Works 3,124 Membros 81 Críticas

About the Author

In 1965 as a young student, Beverley 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 twenty-two

Séries

Obras por Beverley Naidoo

Journey to Jo'burg (1985) 1,527 exemplares
The Other Side of Truth (2000) 594 exemplares
Burn My Heart (2007) 194 exemplares
Chain of Fire (1989) 169 exemplares
No Turning Back (1998) 133 exemplares
Web of Lies (2004) 70 exemplares
Aesop's Fables (2011) 40 exemplares
Babas Gift (2004) 13 exemplares

Associated Works

The Little Duke; or Richard the Fearless (1854) — Introdução, algumas edições845 exemplares
Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends (2009) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares

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I thought this book was very interesting. It seems very realistic in the sense that so many things seem misunderstood, and unfair. It definitely sucked me in, and allowed me to read it in one sitting!
 
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sophia.magyk | 13 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
This is about apartheid in South Africa over the years. Each story shows racism in a different year with the final story taking place in 2000.

While I think the stories are well written for a young audience, this wasn't my kind of thing. I am not a huge fan of the short story format.
 
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CaitlinDaugherty | 2 outras críticas | Aug 28, 2023 |
Rather clever book about persecution. The author has basically written a book set in an area like Jerusalem/Palestine but doesn't mention mention either and you don't know which side the charcters are supposed to represent. Adam, Zak and Leila live as Nons in an area the Permitted people rule. Adam and Leila's mother might lose her permit to live there and if she does, she could be deported back to where she was born.
Zak does something though that backfires and could have horrible consequences for him and for Adam and Leila.
This novel makes you think. It puts you in other people's shoes and it is a little bit terrifying because it presents the "there but for the grace of God go I" scenario. It also made me think of refugees and of Trump/ Mexicans and the stupid American wall.
… (mais)
 
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nicsreads | May 16, 2023 |
Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss.
 
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fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
29
Also by
3
Membros
3,124
Popularidade
#8,182
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
81
ISBN
167
Línguas
10

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