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The Other Side of Truth (A Puffin Book)

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Description for The Other Side of Truth (A Puffin Book) Paperback. Series: A Puffin Book. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: 5AK; YFN; YXZ. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 198 x 129. .
This is the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Their father is a political journalist who refuses to stop criticising the military rulers in Nigeria. Their mother is killed and they are sent to London, with their father promising to follow. Abandoned at Victoria Station by the woman paid to bring them to England as her children, Sade and Femi find themselves alone in a new, often hostile, environment. Seen through the eyes of Sade, the novel explores what it means to be classified as 'illegal' and the difficulties which ... Read more

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About Beverley Naidoo
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 ... Read more

Reviews for The Other Side of Truth (A Puffin Book)
Genuinely enlightening ... gently moves the reader through areas that are hard to think about.
Sometimes you have to break the rules, particularly when those rules are based on prejudice. Naidoo breaks the rules, producing books for young people which recognize that they want to know about the real world
A marvellous read ... ... Read more

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