Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

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Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

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The opulence of the white 'Madam’s' house contrasts starkly with the reality that Naledi and Tiro face - that their baby sister is suffering from starvation, not an incurable disease. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. I would not really recommend the children to read it independently as they will probably would not understand what is going on, without understand the Apartheid. Naidoo has a history of standing up for equal rights and speaking out against apartheid, and that's wonderful, of course, but I still don't know how I feel about white people writing stories for PoC. This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa’s apartheid.

Not understanding how far away the city is, the two set off down the road with hardly any food or water. As well as inspiring powerful writing on characters from a different era, it has helped to draw discussions with some of today’s issue as we have made comparisons with the student uprising ‘Times of Fire’ described in the novel and the riots that took place in London in 2011. Everyone knows this and instinctively hides from the police, known for throwing people in jail ”just because”. Now Beverley Naido herself was born and raised in South Africa (in 1943), and yes, the author has readily admitted never having been taught to question Apartheid (and the general racial intolerance towards Black South Africans) either in school or at home.It has been a great inspiration for teaching children to use subordinate clauses and using setting to convey emotions. The book follows a young girl named Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, on a journey that not only saves their family, but also opens their eyes to nature of their world. Summary: A short, but engrossing journey of two siblings Naledi and Tiro, who journey from Johannesburg to Jo'Burg because their baby sister has become very ill. We learn that Dineo needs milk, fruits, and vegetables to stay healthy and strong, and Mma wonders where she will find the money to get them.

The author was a white girl who knew she would have suffered under Nazi Germany, but just did not realise how her black servants had to live.But at university, Naidoo became increasingly outraged at the South African government and joined Nelson Mandela’s anti-Apartheid movement, with Beverly Naido being arrested and jailed in 1964, for anti-government activities. The author wanted to teach young children about the unacceptable policy of Apartheit that separated Africans from Caucasians purely by colour. Journey to Jo’Burg is set in South Africa during the apartheid and tells the story of Naledi and Tiro who, frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, take a 300km journey to find their mother who works there as a maid. The story tells of their awakening to the situation in their country of the appalling treatment of blacks by the rich white people. It isn't until they reach the city that they come to understand the dangers of their country, and the painful struggle for freedom and dignity that is taking place all around them.

To develop the children's understanding further, children could take part in a hot seating activity to explore the characters in depth and to gain a full perspective of living in South Africa around this time. Set in historical South Africa during the time of apartheid, Naledi and her brother Tiro worry about their sick younger sister.Good book for helping children understand more about apartheid in South Africa and how it affected every day life. While this short little novel was an interesting peak into living conditions in South Africa, I found it to be a little didactic. So they set off from their village and travel to Jo'burg, determined to bring their mother back to care for their baby sister. As well as clear character descriptions and vivid imagery, there are many themes running through the story as it deals with racism and prejudice along with family, love and determination. As they try to take a bus to get to their mom, they are yelled at for trying to get on a ''Whites Only'' bus.



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