The background of the story is South Africa during the apartheid years. Two young children are travelling alone to Jo’burg to try to find their mother who is needed back in the family village.

The background of the story is South Africa during the apartheid years. Two young children are travelling alone to Jo’burg to try to find their mother who is needed back in the family village. Beverley Naidoo's compelling story is the first in a new series of BritLit resources kits, 'Open Book', which works with longer stories. 

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Submitted by besherry on Wed, 10/06/2010 - 16:08

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Its a touching story that makes you realise just how tough things were at that time.

Submitted by Felicity M. on Thu, 07/15/2021 - 07:18

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Beautifully and feelingly read. The pre-reading exercise engages academic curiosity and creativity in students.

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