Crocodile Burning by Michael Williams

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Synopsis

Seraki Mandindi, young man from Soweto, South Africa, learns a life lesson and finds direction when he travels to Broadway with the cast of iSezela.
 

About Michael Williams

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Michael Williams is Reader in Geography at the University of Oxford. He has written and published extensively in the fields of environmental science and landscape history.
 
Published August 6, 1992 by Dutton Juvenile. 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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The book ends on several hopeful notes: Seraki and the rest of the cast confront Masake, negotiate fairer contracts, and celebrate Nelson Mandela's release and also Phakane's--the crocodile's grip is slipping.

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A South African teen, cast in a Broadway-bound musical about Soweto life, escapes from his troubled homeland only to find other tribulations in America. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)

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Williams intertwines two stories of exploitation in this timely novel set in South Africa and New York City.

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A South African teen, cast in a Broadway-bound musical about Soweto life, escapes from his troubled homeland only to find other tribulations in America. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)

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