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
Young adult fiction.
PublishedLondon: Puffin, 2004
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Statement of responsibility: Beverley Naidoo
ISBN: 0141314664, 9780141314662
224 p. ; 20 cm.
Gangs England London Fiction.; Crime England London Fiction.; Refugees England London Fiction.
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.