Description - Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo
The 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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(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Author Biography - Beverley Naidoo
Beverley Naidoo was born in South Africa, but has lived in the UK for many years. She became involved in resistance to apartheid when she was a student and her first children's book was banned in South Africa until 1991. In 2000 she won the Carnegie Medal and the Nestle Smarties Silver Medal with The Other Side of Truth.