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A beautifully written tale of hope against all odds, the book follows the adventures of Pelé, a poor township boy who dreams of watching his soccer hero, Sibusiso Zuma, in action for Bafana Bafana ... - Zoubair Ayoob --Cape Argus

A defiantly upbeat and magical book. Follow the adventures of Pelé, a village dreamer from the Eastern Cape ... to see his Bafana Bafana heroes play live. - Anderson Tepper --Vanity Fair

A magical fable. Troy Blacklaws effortlessly conjures up the sights, sounds and rhythms of the South African landscape. - Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire --karooboy.com

This moving tale blends African village life, township dangers, and Nelson Mandela's brave story with an assortment of helpful wildlife to a conclusion where the beautiful game really is beautiful. Tony Wheeler, Lonely Planet guru --karooboy.com

About the Author

Troy Blacklaws is the author of Blood Orange and Karoo Boy. Andrew Stooke is an illustrator.

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I was born in 1965 in Natal, South Africa. I was uprooted at 9 when my father landed a job on a wine farm in the Cape. At 14 I discovered South Africa was a world pariah and that black men were shot in their call for freedom. Baited as a kaffirboetie (a niggerlover), I became an outsider at Paarl Boys' High. I studied at Rhodes University and then I was drafted into the army. I would not carry a gun to defend the apartheid regime. Nelson Mandela was in jail during all this time.

My novels so far (novels: Karoo Boy 2004 and Blood Orange 2005) draw on memories of my boyhood in apartheid South Africa. Bafana Bafana: a story of soccer, magic and Mandela (a fable for young folk) is a bid to draw the eye to the hazardous fate of street boys in Cape Town and to teach young folk around the world something about Mandela.

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