The story seemed somewhat unbelievable, as if the author wanted to show us about South Africa and this was simply the method she chose to use. The book follows a young girl named Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, on a journey that not only saves their family, but also opens their eyes to nature of their world.
I think the book was a bit unrealistic in that one would expect a thirteen year old to know a bit about Apartheid. It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service. It is a really simple and heartfelt story that contains powerful subject matter for children to explore and discuss in the classroom.Naledi and Tiro are exposed to the fear of violence for “non whites” underlying the discrimination when they unknowingly attempt to board a bus for white people and witness a pass raid at a train station where they see the cruel treatment of black people at the hands of the police.
When I sent two copies of my first children’s book to nephews and nieces in South Africa in 1985, they never received the parcel.
She does not like being away from her children but must work in Johannesburg to provide money for food, clothing and an education after their father died. The next day, the children meet with Mma and ride the train back to their home village, telling her all about their journey and what they have learned.
EAN: journey to jo'burg
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