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ISBN13: 9780060296285
ISBN10: 0060296283
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Sade is slipping her English book into her

schoolbag when her Mama screams. Two sharp

cracks splinter the air.

"Mama mi?" She whispers

Twelve-year-old Sade's journalist father is a vocal critic of the corrupt government in Nigeria. When Sade's mother is murdered, her family sees in bloody detail the violent risks that come with exposing the truth.

Her father arranges for Sade and her younger brother to be smuggled to their uncle in London for safety. On the streets of London, the plans fall apart and they are abandoned, passed from foster home to foster home. They try to contact their uncle but he is missing. Then they learn that their father has escaped to London to find them — but he will be sent back to Nigeria, unless Sade can find a way to tell the world what happened to her family.

Chosen by young readers as the recipient of England's prestigious Smarties Silver Medal, Beverly Naidoo's The Other Side Of Truth explores the issues of family, exile, and freedom with the same eloquence and stunning realism of her award-winning Journey To Jo'Burg.

Synopsis:

After their mother's murder, 12-year-old Sade and her younger brother are smuggled out of Nigeria by their journalist father to escape the corrupt government and growing violence. They are sent to their uncle in London, but when they arrive he is missing. Their father escapes Nigeria and comes for them, but he will be sent back unless Sade can find a way to tell the world what happened to her family.

Synopsis:

After their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are smuggled out of Nigeria and sent to London, where they live in foster homes. Their father escapes to England to join them — but he will be sent back to Nigeria unless Sade can find a way to tell the world what happened to her family. Beverley Naidoo's new novel explores the issues of family, exile, and freedom with eloquence and stunning realism.

About the Author

Beverly Naidoo grew up in South Africa under the apartheid system. An active resister to apartheid, she lived in her home country until departing to study at the University of York in England. There she began writing in exile and in 1985 published her first children's book, the award-winning Journey to Jo'burg, which was dedicated to her nanny's two daughters who died from diptheria because only white people were inoculated at the time. Journey To Jo'burg was banned in South Africa until 1991.

Beverly Naidoo has taught primary and secondary school in London and worked as an Advisor for English and Cultural Diversity in Dorset. She has a Ph.D. in exploring issues of racism with young people through literature and works tirelessly to promote children's entitlement to grow up free from racism and injustice. Her newest novel is The Other Side Of Truth, for which she won an Arts Council of England Writer's Award in 1999 for work-in-progress as well as the Smarties Silver Medal in 2000 and the Library Association's prestigious Carnegie Medal.

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white_lotus005, August 29, 2006 (view all comments by white_lotus005)
This book is a very simple yet a realistic story of two children who never thought that they would have to go through so many hard ships of life...Sade and her brother are smuggled to London as for them to remain in safety. As they arrive new challenges arise. one after the other. I realized that Sade and her father were soldiers of the same battle...the book basicly portrays the hardships of speaking the truth...Sade lost her mother, her home but after all someone had to speak the truth, someone had to come out, stand up and show people the mirror...
It was a really harsh story to be exiled from your own countries where the memories of the one person who is no more lies...
This book reveals the other side of truth, the harder side with suffering and hardships...and Sade's family was just an innocent victim...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060296285
Foreword:
Snow, Jon
Author:
Snow, Jon
Author:
Naidoo, Beverley
Author:
by Beverley Naidoo
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Social Situations - Values
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20010918
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.58x5.81x.92 in. .91 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 272 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060296285 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , After their mother's murder, 12-year-old Sade and her younger brother are smuggled out of Nigeria by their journalist father to escape the corrupt government and growing violence. They are sent to their uncle in London, but when they arrive he is missing. Their father escapes Nigeria and comes for them, but he will be sent back unless Sade can find a way to tell the world what happened to her family.

"Synopsis" by , After their mother's murder, Sade and her younger brother are smuggled out of Nigeria and sent to London, where they live in foster homes. Their father escapes to England to join them — but he will be sent back to Nigeria unless Sade can find a way to tell the world what happened to her family. Beverley Naidoo's new novel explores the issues of family, exile, and freedom with eloquence and stunning realism.
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