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Journey to Jo’Burg (Essential Modern Classics)
Journey to Jo’Burg (Essential Modern Classics) | Beverley Naidoo
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This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa’s apartheid.
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When toddler Dineo falls seriously ill, her older siblings set off on the long walk to find their mother, who‘s working in Johannesburg. This was written to help children understand what life under apartheid actually meant, and I‘m sorry to say I learnt so many things from it. I took particular note of the schoolchildren marching in the streets and striking from school as their learning only 👇

RachelO equipped them to become servants. Naidoo herself regrets that her own schooling as a white South African never encouraged her to think or question or even truly see the situation around her. (edited) 2w
LibrarianRyan Wow. Sounds heavy. I‘ll have to look into it. 2w
RachelO @LibrarianRyan It‘s definitely MG level - it packs a lot of information in but keeps things ultimately hopeful and not-too-grim. Written in 1985. 2w
BookwormAHN Heavy but hopeful. I'll also look into it. 2w
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