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Beverley Naidoo

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Beverley Naidoo

  • 5 stars across 25 books

    Beverley Naidoo was born in South Africa and grew up under apartheid. After arrest and detention without trial, she came to England. She married another exile and was only able to return freely twenty-six years later, after Nelson Mandela's release from jail. Their two children were brought up in England where she still lives. She goes back to South Africa to stay in touch, especially with young people. A teacher for many years, she has a doctorate in education and a number of honorary degrees. Journey to Jo'burg was her first children's book. It was an eye-opener for readers worldwide, winning awards, but it was banned in South Africa until 1991.

    3rd March 2008

    Journey to Jo'Burg

    This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa's a... More

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    8th April 2011

    Where Is Socks?

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    5th June 2014

    S is for South Africa

    " S is for South Africa where two oceans meet, cold Atlantic from the west and warm Indian from the... More

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    29th July 2014

    Aesop'S Fables

    'The Lion and the Mouse', 'The Eagle and the Tortoise' and many more favourite fables await. Sixteen spellbinding storie... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Who is King?: And other tales from Africa

    All kinds of animals feature in these ten sparkling stories from all over Africa, by an award-winning author and illus... More

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    3rd March 2011

    Aesop'S Fables

    A little mouse saves the life of a great lion; hungry Grasshopper, too lazy to store food, gets no mercy from the indust... More

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    2nd September 2004

    Web of Lies

    Two years after their flight from Nigeria, 14-yr-old Sade, her younger brother Femi and her father are living in a counc... More

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    7th June 2001

    Out of Bounds

    A collection of short stories - four previously published and three new - linked by the theme of young people experienci... More

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    27th March 1997

    No Turning Back

    Set in South Africa in the 1990s, a time when an increasing number of young black South Africans are dealing with the vi... More

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    4th March 2004

    Baba's Gift

    Lindi and her brother go to the sea with their grandmother, taking a little wooden boat to play with that their grandfat... More

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