Burn My Heart
Written by Beverley Naidoo
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Internationally acclaimed and award-winning author Beverley Naidoo explores new territory in this beautifully realized and moving story set in Britain's colonial past. It's Kenya in the 1950s - a time when colonial rule vies for supremacy over the Mau Mau. Families become divided and for two boys betrayal, fear and suspicion are the order of each and every day. Naidoo's research is superb which in turn provides a very realistic canvas of life at that time, whether black or white. Fans of Malorie Blackman will devour this eagerly and for others if you're seeking a really compelling read as well as a bite of history, then look no further than Burn my Heart.
Burn My Heart by Beverley Naidoo
The Mau Mau - name of a secret society that once struck terror into the hearts of British settlers in Kenya. An episode in history that ended in a State of Emergency, with violent and brutal acts dividing a nation. This book tells the story of how in a country riven by fear and prejudice, even best of friends can betray one another. Two boys living on the same Kenyan farm but they share an uneasy friendship. They live in a time when white and black means rich and poor - and a secret society, called the Mau Mau, want their land and freedom back. No-one knows who to trust and Mathew and Mugo are caught in the middle. Violence and suspicion are spreading. And when fire breaks out on Mathew's family farm, there are terrifying consequences for Mugo's family. In one final act of betrayal, both boys' lives are changed forever.
About the Author
Paperback (b Format)
Interest Age: From 12
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Penguin Books Ltd
5th July 2007
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