The World Beneath

By Janice Warman

One boy's struggle for freedom during South Africa's anti-apartheid movement.

1970s South Africa. Eleven-year-old Joshua lives with his mother, who works as a maid for the Malherbes in a white middle-class area in Cape Town. We see this enclosed world through Joshua's eyes as we share his longing for his family and his past life in the rural Ciskei. When a boy enters the garden one night, Joshua offers him refuge. The stranger turns out to be a freedom fighter on the run. As riots sweep the country Joshua becomes more and more aware of the political situation around him and is determined to help bring about change for himself, his family and ultimately his country.

  • South African born author Janice Warman's powerful story set in Cape Town during the anti-apartheid movement.
  • Debut novel by a brilliant new voice in children's fiction.
  • South Africa currently has a high profile in world news.

About the author

South-African born journalist Janice Warman writes for the Observer, the Guardian, the Spectator and the Daily Mail. She is the author of The Hey Nonny Handbook, a literary survival guide for women, and Class of '79, the story of three fellow students who risked their lives to help destroy apartheid. Janice lives in Crowborough, East Sussex. Follow her @JaniceWarman

ISBN: 9781406337167
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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