Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

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Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

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This edition of Beverley Naidoo's classic story includes a special "Why You'll Love This Book" introduction by Michael Rosen, former Children's Laureate. They also learn about other inequalities, or situations where two groups of people are not treated in the same way. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. It is a simple storyline however so much discussion can be held in the classroom, including the different relationships between the characters and life in South Africa.

Once in the big city, they learn of the racial segregation system and other inequalities, or situations where two groups of people are not treated in the same way, as well as those who are punished for speaking out against and protesting apartheid. While this short little novel was an interesting peak into living conditions in South Africa, I found it to be a little didactic.This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa's apartheid. Set in South Africa, Naledi, a thirteen year old girl and her younger brother travel from their small village 300 km to get their mother (who works in Johannesburg) because their baby sister is very ill. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Not understanding how far away the city is, the two set off down the road with hardly any food or water.

I had the privilege of ‘meeting’ Beverley Naidoo in a Zoom lecture recently and was so inspired by her and her story I knew I had to pick this book up immediately. It has prompted some lively discussions as well as provided a strong platform for engaging literacy lessons and cross curricular activities for half a term. This new edition of Beverley Naidoo's classic story includes a special "Why You'll Love This Book" introduction by Michael Rosen, the Children's Laureate. Published during the height of Apartheid in the mid-1980s, this book was banned in South Africa until 1990. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file.It is not included in promotions available to our main range products, as stated in our terms of service. Journey to Jo’Burg is set in South Africa during the apartheid and tells the story of Naledi and Tiro who, frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, take a 300km journey to find their mother who works there as a maid. Grace helps them find their mother’s workplace and offers them a place to spend the night in Soweto. I have often wondered how, as a child, I never really saw or understood how shocking apartheid and racism were. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

I used this book within my Year 4 literacy lessons and I thought it was a great way to get the children aware of what was happening in South Africa in the time of the Apartheid. Book reviews cover the content, themes and worldviews of fiction books, not their literary merit, and equip parents to decide whether a book is appropriate for their children.It isn't until they reach the city that they come to understand the dangers of their country, and the painful struggle for freedom and dignity that is taking place all around them. The story seemed somewhat unbelievable, as if the author wanted to show us about South Africa and this was simply the method she chose to use. To develop the children's understanding further, children could take part in a hot seating activity to explore the characters in depth and to gain a full perspective of living in South Africa around this time.



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