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Web of lies

Web of lies

Naidoo, Beverley

Two years after their flight from Nigeria, 14-year-old Sade, her younger brother Femi and her father are living in a council flat in London, waiting for their claim for asylum to be approved. When Femi gets involved with a violent gang and later arrested, the family has to pull together to get through a difficult time

Book. English. Young adult fiction.
Published London: Puffin, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Beverley Naidoo
ISBN: 0141314664, 9780141314662
Physical Description: 224 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Gangs England London Fiction.; Crime England London Fiction.; Refugees England London Fiction.

Author note

Beverley Naidoo was born in South Africa but has lived in the UK for many years. She became involved in resistance to apartheid when she was a student, and started writing when she was in exile in England. Her first children's book, the award-winning JOURNEY TO JO'BURG was banned in SA until 1991. In 2000 she won the Carnegie Medal and the Nestle Smarties Silver Medal with THE OTHER SIDE OF TRUTH.