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No Turning Back

No Turning Back (Paperback)

By Naidoo, Beverley

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Set in South Africa in the 1990s, a time when an increasing number of young black South Africans are dealing with the violence, the legacy of disrupted schooling and the continued struggle for survival. The story focuses on one boy's struggle for survival as he leaves the violenc... read full description below.

ISBN 9780141368900
Barcode 9780141368900
Published 30 January 2017 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Series The Originals
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ISBN-13 9780141368900
ISBN-10 014136890X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 30 January 2017
International Publication Date 4 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Naidoo, Beverley
Series The Originals
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 150g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Urban poor, South Africa, Johannesburg, Fiction, Homeless children
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 696179

Description of this Book

Set in South Africa in the 1990s, a time when an increasing number of young black South Africans are dealing with the violence, the legacy of disrupted schooling and the continued struggle for survival. The story focuses on one boy's struggle for survival as he leaves the violence of his home and joins a gang of children living on the streets.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A powerful novel ... Naidoo's evident knowledge of her subject and her humane approach allow a rare and moving glimpse into [a] hidden world Publishers Weekly
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's 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.

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