Burn My Heart (Paperback)Beverley Naidoo (author)
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.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Naidoo shows her ability to take stories that are hot off the press, give them emotional depth and raise questions about society and our own responsibilities to each other -- on Web of Lies * Books for Keeps *
A wonderfully accessible story laced with powerful messages of family commitment and human rights. Beverley Naidoo's own South African origins and subsequent exile in London provide heartfelt spine to this book -- Jon Snow on , winner of the Carnegie Medal * The Other Side of Truth *
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