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Beverley Naidoo

  • 4 stars across 24 books
    South African author Beverley Naidoo was exiled from her home country when she was a student in 1965, for campaigning against apartheid. Her first children's novel, JOURNEY TO JO'BURG, was banned in South Africa when it was published in 1985 and only available there after the release of Nelson Mandela from jail in 1991. It was however published in many other countries around the world and widely praised for its eloquent, moving and accessible story. Her later novel, THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH, won the Carnegie Medal in 2000 and she has written many other acclaimed books for children. Beverley lives in the UK.
    1st February 2002

    The Other Side of Truth

    The New Windmill Literature File provides photocopiable activities to help you link The Other Side of Truth and other po... More

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    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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    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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    24th April 2009

    No Turning Back

    Passion, courage and determination burn brightly in Minna's second adventure, from a classic author. Synopsis: When Minn... 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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