Journey to Jo'Burg
Beverley Naidoo

Ages: 7-11

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.


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Beverley Naidoo

Beverley Naidoo was born in Johannesburg, South Africa during the Second World War. As a student she joined the resistance to Apartheid. Arrested and detained without trial, she was later...
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