Journey to Jo'burg (Essential Modern Classics) (Collins Modern Classics)
Walking had been so quiet but travelling in a lorry was very noisy. The air which had been so hot and still before, now swept past their faces. Naledi had made up her mind. Her baby sister was ill and needed her mother. Mother was working in Johannesburg, 300 miles away. The only way to reach her was to get to the big road and walk. So Naledi and her brother Tiro did just that. Set against the dangerous landscape of apartheid South Africa, JOURNEY TO JO'BURG is the inspiring story of two brave children who will do anything to save their little sister. Product Description This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa's apartheid. Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid. Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of apartheid - the pass laws, bantustans, racism, the breakdown of family life. The opulence of the white "Madam's" house contrasts starkly with the reality that Naledi and Tiro face - that their baby sister is suffering from starvation, not an incurable disease.
Author: Naidoo, Beverley
Brand: HarperCollins Publishers
Number Of Pages: 112
Release Date: 03-03-2008
Package Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.0 x 0.4 inches