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Naledi and Tiro are frightened. Children are dying in their village and their baby sister might be next. There is only one thing left for them to do, and there is only one place left for them to go.
Running away from their grandmother, the three siblings begin the long journey to find their mother in Johannesburg. At each turn they face the grim realities of apartheid - the pass laws, Bantustans, racism and injustices.
Originally banned upon its publication by South Africa's apartheid government, Beverley Naidoo's novel still resonates with its universal story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit.
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This is Book 4 in the HarperCollins Children's Modern Classics Series. See all HarperCollins Children's Modern Classics books here.
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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 othMore about Beverley Naidoo