When Morning Comes

When Morning Comes

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Tradewind Books, 2016
Edition: ON ORDER
ISBN: 9781896580692
1896580696
Branch Call Number: 3596MISC 1

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Vero_biblio Jul 19, 2017

Four South African teenagers with different origins, Zanele, Thabo, Meena and Jack, narrate the story of how Black students took to the street in 1976 to fight against racist laws. If you are like me, you will become attached to them - they are not necessarily likeable, and they have various motives for being involved with the uprising (during which the police eventually started shooting at children - let it be noted), but they are complex and interesting characters.

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