Burn My Heart - Beverley Naidoo (Paperback)

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The Mau Mau - name of a secret society that once struck terror into the hearts of British settlers in Kenya. An episode in history that ended in a State of Emergency, with violent and brutal acts dividing a nation. This book tells the story of how in a country riven by fear and prejudice, even best of friends can betray one another.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141321240
Department
Books
Released
5 Jul 2007
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Beverley Naidoo
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
208
Dimensions
197 x 129 x 15mm (134g)

Summary

The Mau Mau – the name of a secret society that once struck terror into the hearts of British settlers in Kenya. An episode in history that ended in a State of Emergency, with violent and brutal acts dividing a nation. This is an intensely personal and vivid story of two boys: one black, one white. Once they were friends even though their circumstances are very different. But in a country riven by fear and prejudice, even the best of friends can betray one another . . . Internationally acclaimed and award-winning author Beverley Naidoo explores new territory in this beautifully realized and moving story set in Britain's colonial past.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Young Adults
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Africa
BIC Classification 2
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Dewey Classification
823.914
Readership
Children / Juvenile

Author Bio

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.