Leaving Home (Paperback)
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Leaving Home (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 07/08/2008
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Orphaned Sam has to leave behind his affluent life in the city: his computer, his trendy clothing, and his pride, to live with his aunt in his mother's home village, a village at the back of beyond. He has to sleep on the floor in a one-roomed hut, sharing with his aunt , his cousins and other orphans. He misses his mother terribly, but she seems so very far away. How can he adjust? Where does he belong? A penetrating picture of modern Malawi is built up from the perspective of a child, in all its colour and faith and optimism. Leaving Home is a story to challenge anyone's perception of a homogeneous Africa, and the publication is timely when the issues involved - AIDS, orphans and displaced children - are important to many young people. The writing is subtle and evocative and the characters make a strong and lasting impact.

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781842707784
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 139 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...realistic and somewhat harrowing" * The Northern Echo *
"The story is sure to find a warm response in young readers, especially since, though the circumstances may differ, the feelings and responses that Sam experiences are those of everychild." * Books for Keeps *
"It makes a strong and lasting impact... a heart-warming book." * Teen Titles 43 *
"[Sam's] moving story is well told by an author who never puts a foot wrong." * Carousel *

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