Children will come away from this book with an appreciation for the landscape and culture of South Africa. It stands alone but it is also a welcome addition to the highly acclaimed World Alphabet series. It carefully deals with such subjects as apartheid and promotes a positive vision for the future. A welcome addition to any library. School Librarian Poetic and powerful. The vibrancy here is in both text and photographs, capturing the richness and diversity of the land and its people, its past and present. The text sings out from this particular title in this worthy series. Books for Keeps
About the Author
Beverley Naidoo was born in South Africa, grew up under apartheid and was arrested for taking part in the resistance movement. In 1965 she came to England. Her first book, Journey to Jo'burg, won The Other Award in Britain. But after 26 years she was able to return freely, and No Turning Back and Out of Bounds followed. The Other Side of Truth won her the Carnegie Medal. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was The Great Tug of War. She lives in Dorset.
Prodeepta Das was born in Cuttack, in eastern India. He is a freelance photographer and author whose pictures have been published in over 20 children's books. In 1991 Inside India, which he also wrote, won the Commonwealth Photographer's Award. Prodeepta's books for Frances Lincoln are P is for Pakistan, Prita Goes to India, K is for Korea, We are Britain!, Geeta's Day, I is for India, J is for Jamaica, Kamal Goes to Trinidad, P is for Poland, B is for Bangladesh and T is for Turkey. He lives in Wanstead.