Burn My Heart
By (author) Beverley Naidoo
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Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo
Book DescriptionThe Mau Mau - the name of a secret society that once struck terror into the hearts of British settlers in Kenya. An episode in history that ended in a State of Emergency, with violent and brutal acts dividing a nation. This is an intensely personal and vivid story of two boys: one black, one white. Once they were friends even though their circumstances are very different. But in a country riven by fear and prejudice, even the best of friends can betray one another ...Internationally acclaimed and award-winning author Beverley Naidoo explores new territory in this beautifully realized and moving story set in Britain's colonial past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141321240
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Wisp of Wisdom, Hardback (December 2016)
Armoured pangolins, blue-bottomed drill monkeys, red-legged francolins and red river hogs are just some of the fascinating creatures you will discover in this collection of folk tales from the Korup region of Cameroon, tales that are just as extraordinary as the animals that inspired them...
No Turning Back, Paperback (August 2016)
Set in South Africa in the 1990s, a time when an increasing number of young black South Africans are dealing with the violence, the legacy of disrupted schooling and the continued struggle for survival. The story focuses on one boy's struggle for survival as he leaves the violence of his home and joins a gang of children living on the streets.
Who is King?, Hardback (April 2015)
All kinds of animals feature in these ten sparkling stories from all over Africa, by an award-winning author and illustrator.
Aesop's Fables, Hardback (August 2014)» View all books by Beverley Naidoo
A unique retelling of 16 fables by a Carnegie Award winning author and internaionally acclaimed illustrator.
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Author Biography - Beverley Naidoo
South African author Beverley Naidoo was exiled from her home country when she was a student in 1965, for campaigning against apartheid. Her first children's novel, JOURNEY TO JO'BURG, was banned in South Africa when it was published in 1985 and only available there after the release of Nelson Mandela from jail in 1991. It was however published in many other countries around the world and widely praised for its eloquent, moving and accessible story. Her later novel, THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH, won the Carnegie Medal in 2000 and she has written many other acclaimed books for children. Beverley lives in the UK.
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