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For thirteen-year-old Kim, travel to South Africa with her journalist mother will mark the end of her childhood and the beginning of a remarkable journey. Expecting nothing more than three months in her mother’s homeland, Kim comes to terms with the country’s diverse and often shocking history. The Truth and Reconciliation Hearings in post-apartheid South Africa open her eyes to the tragedy and brutality of its segregationist policies. Kim’s first meeting with her relatives, her contact with schoolmates and cousins, bring her face-to-face with the realization that she is not as removed from this powerful story as she thought. As her mother struggles with her past, Kim becomes more and more determined to unlock the secret that has always kept her from knowing her father. Helped by the young son of a long-time family servant, whose own father was a casualty of Apartheid history, Kim eventually unlocks her mystery and brings her mother and herself to their own truth and reconciliation. Layered and complex, this is a novel that raises questions and challenges beliefs.
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Grouped Work ID 59d53cfe-aaba-a00f-bd7a-92d0bdf52cff
Grouping Title afrika
Grouping Author craig colleen
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-03 04:49:02AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-15 04:56:10AM

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subject_facet South Africa -- History -- 1994- -- Juvenile fiction, South Africa -- Social conditions -- 1994- -- Juvenile fiction
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