Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

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Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

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This edition of Beverley Naidoo’s classic story includes a special 'Why You’ll Love This Book' introduction by Michael Rosen, former Children’s Laureate. And on their journey to Johannesburg, Naledi and Tiro are shown by Beverley Naido as making many unexpected friends out of strangers and who all help them not only with their travels but to also stay out of reach of the police, sometimes perhaps a bit too easily and a bit too quickly, but well, considering the intended age age group for Journey to Jo'burg this does not really all that much bother me, as indeed, and much importantly, much appreciatively, Naidoo has Naledi and Tiro soon learning that in Apartheid-infested South Africa, as Black South Africans, they do not have a right to get on the bus or walk about freely without a pass, and they do not even have a right to their own mother (who works as a maid, as a servant to an arrogant and ignorant White family in Johannesburg). As well as clear character descriptions and vivid imagery, there are many themes running through the story as it deals with racism and prejudice along with family, love and determination.

Published during the height of Apartheid in the mid-1980s, this book was banned in South Africa until 1990. Set against the dangerous landscape of apartheid South Africa, JOURNEY TO JO'BURG is the inspiring story of two brave children who will do anything to save their little sister. They also are exposed to the class and power relations and learn of the hope and rebellions for social change, most notably the Soweto Uprising of 1976. From 1948–1994, South Africa made racial segregation the law of the land through a series of rules and regulations known as apartheid.When my daughter told me about a book titled journey to jo'burg that she started reading at school in their book club, I was immediately interested in the story. It's possible I'm overreading these elements, because I was aware going into it that the book was written by a white woman from South Africa.

So the pair bravely decide to walk to their mother who works as a housekeeper and nanny in the big city, Johannesburg. Set in historical South Africa during the time of apartheid, Naledi and her brother Tiro worry about their sick younger sister.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. While this short little novel was an interesting peak into living conditions in South Africa, I found it to be a little didactic.

The story seemed somewhat unbelievable, as if the author wanted to show us about South Africa and this was simply the method she chose to use. This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa's apartheid. The book is set in the time of the Apartheid in South Africa and goes through the different things which are different today for black people.Racism: South Africa, at this time, had a system set up through legislation to keep its society racially segregated. Registered office address: Unit 34 Vulcan House Business Centre, Vulcan Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3EF.

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