Out of Bounds by Beverley Naidoo
Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards))

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A collection of short stories - four previously published and three new - linked by the theme of young people experiencing personal dilemmas. All are set in South Africa, first under apartheid and then after the first democratic elections. They cover the period from 1950 to 2000 and reflect the lives of a range of young people, black and white, living in what was for many years seen as the world's most openly racist society.

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Beverley Naidoo was born in South Africa, grew up under apartheid and was arrested for taking part in the resistance movement. In 1965 she came to England. Her first book, Journey to Jo'burg, won The Other Award in Britain. For her book Chain of Fire she had to rely on reports and photos smuggled out of South Africa. The Other Side of Truth won her the Carnegie Medal. She lives in Bournemouth. Piet Grobler grew up in South Africa and has degrees in Theology, Journalism, and a Masters degree in Fine Art. Among his many illustration awards are a bronze plaque at the Biennale, Bratislava, the Octogone de Chêne (France), Primo Alpi Apuane (Italy), Noma Concours (Japan) and the IBBY Honour List in 2001 and 2006. He illustrated Beverley Naidoo's The Great Tug of War for Frances Lincoln, as well as Fussy Freya by Katherine Quarmby and All the Wild Wonders, edited by Wendy Cooling. He lives in Malvern, Worcestershire.
Published June 7, 2001 by Puffin. 164 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Setting each of these seven stories in a different decade of the Apartheid or post-Apartheid eras, Naidoo (The Other Side of Truth, 2001, etc.) offers glimpses of Apartheid’s effects on body and spirit, as well as the underlying integrity—in both the oppressed majority and the oppressing minority...

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Spanning 52 years of South African unrest, Naidoo's (Journey to Jo'burg; The Other Side of Truth) insightful and suspen

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One of the most poignant, uplifting moments comes in the final story (the titular tale, set in the year 2000) when, during the aftermath of a flood, two boys of different races risk crossing their social boundaries to aid a woman giving birth.

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