What it's all about
It’s 1976 in South Africa.
In the black township of Soweto, Zanele works as a nightclub singer and is plotting against the apartheid government.
Her best friend Thabo, schoolboy turned gang member, has troubles of his own--a deal gone wrong and some powerful enemies.
Across the bridge, in the wealthy white suburbs, Jack plans to spend his last days in Johannesburg burning miles on his beat-up Mustang--until he meets Zanele.
Working in her father's shop, Meena finds a packet of banned pamphlets.
A series of chance meetings sets off a chain of events--a failed plot, a murdered teacher, a forbidden love and a growing student movement that sweeps across the country like a blazing fire.
- 2018 Children’s Africana Book Award
Filed Under coming of age, serious stuff, historical
This paperback edition May 2018