Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

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Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

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Now Beverley Naido herself was born and raised in South Africa (in 1943), and yes, the author has readily admitted never having been taught to question Apartheid (and the general racial intolerance towards Black South Africans) either in school or at home. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. When their baby sister falls gravely ill they courageously decide to travel 300km from their small village to Johannesburg to summon their mother from work. Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story, written by Beverley Naidoo , is about the journey a brother and sister, Naledi and Tiro, have to take to Johannesburg to try and find there mother as the little sister has become ill.

They also learn about other inequalities, or situations where two groups of people are not treated in the same way. For example, at the very beginning of the story, Naledi and Tiro decide that because they would get in trouble for asking for money to pay for a telegram, they should walk to Johannesburg, a city over 300 kilometers away. They are portrayed as not exactly horrible people but somewhere near there - "I can't possibly let you go today. So they set off from their village and travel to Jo'burg, determined to bring their mother back to care for their baby sister.Set in historical South Africa during the time of apartheid, Naledi and her brother Tiro worry about their sick younger sister. At the back there is a copy of a letter banning the book's import, which gives greater impact to comprehending the extent of governmental corruption. I have loved reading this book and it has opened my eyes to how a powerful text can underpin half a term’s worth of cross curricular lessons. Naidoo sent this book to family in South Africa, the book was forbidden (”undesirable publication”).

Our team is made up of book lovers who are dedicated to sourcing and providing the best books for kids. And determined to do everything they can for Dineo, the siblings thus set off on foot, hoping to cover the three-hundred-kilometer distance to find their mother in time. From 1948–1994, South Africa made racial segregation the law of the land through a series of rules and regulations known as apartheid. In a social studies or history class, Journey to Jo’Burg could be used to compare and contrast the history of South Africa with that of the U. She married a man from Indian descent: their union would have been ”a crime” under the apartheid laws (I'm guessing like Trevor Noah's parents').The dangers and massive injustices inherent in that system are mentioned and then, weirdly, glossed over quickly, and the ending is a little too pat and trite. This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa’s apartheid.

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