When Morning Comes

  • Pages:232
  • Publisher:Tradewind Books
  • Themes:South Africa, apartheid, love, race, racism, tsotsi, Johannesburg, Soweto, police, murder, violence, township, students, university
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  • Pub Date:02/15/2017
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
Hardcover
9781896580692
$16.95 USD
It’s 1976 in South Africa, and four young people are living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto: Zanele, a black female student organizer; Meena, a South Asian girl working at her father's shop; Jack, an Oxford-bound white student; and Thabo, a teen-gang member, or tsotsi. From each of their points of view, this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of apartheid in a South Africa about to explode.

Introducing readers to a remarkable young literary talent, When Morning Comes offers an impeccably researched and vivid snapshot of South African society on the eve of the uprising that changed it forever.