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No turning back

No turning back

Naidoo, Beverley

Set in South Africa in the 1990s, a time when an increasing number of young black South Africans are dealing with the violence, the legacy of disrupted schooling and the continued struggle for survival. The story focuses on one boy's struggle for survival as he leaves the violence of his home and joins a gang of children living on the streets

Book. English.
Published London: Puffin books, 1996
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ISBN: 0140369481, 9780140369489
Note: First published by Viking 1995.
Note: One copy in the Elkin Collection.
Subject: Fiction, Juvenile.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.1
Interest Level: UY
Points: 6
Quiz Number: 204230

Author note

Beverley Naidoo is well-known for her first two children's books set in South Africa - JOURNEY TO JO'BURG and CHAIN OF FIRE. She is from South Africa but has lived in exile in the UK for many years. She returned to her home country recently and thisbook was researched there.