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In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams.

But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.

Synopsis:

"Episodic and bursting with incident, this sprawling memoir of an English boy's lonely childhood in South Africa during WW II pays moderate attention to questions of race but concerns itself primarily with epic melodrama."--"Publishers Weekly."

About the Author

Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa, is an Australian, and has

lived in Sydney for the major part of his life. Visit him on the web at www.brycecourtenay.com.

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markij, November 14, 2006 (view all comments by markij)
This book is my new favorite. I really liked the way that the author interspersed the history of South Africa through WWII and racial unrest during aparteid into a gripping and emotionally charged story of a boy growing up. I envy anyone experiencing "The Power of One" for the first time!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385732543
Author:
Courtenay, Bryce
Publisher:
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social Situations - Abandonment
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Issues - Abandonment
Subject:
Historical - Other
Publication Date:
20050913
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.68x5.62x.97 in. .96 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , "Episodic and bursting with incident, this sprawling memoir of an English boy's lonely childhood in South Africa during WW II pays moderate attention to questions of race but concerns itself primarily with epic melodrama."--"Publishers Weekly."
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