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Stones for My Father

by Trilby Kent
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: africa, military & wars, prejudice & racism

Powerful historical literary fiction set in South Africa during the Boer War that follows a girl's struggle to survive after she and her family are interned in a British concentration camp.
     Corlie Roux's farm life in South Africa is not easy: the Transvaal is beautiful, but it is also a harsh place where the heat can be so intense that the ve …

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When Morning Comes

by Arushi Raina
edition: Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: africa, own voices

It’s 1976 in South Africa

In the black township of Soweto, Zanele, who also works as a nightclub singer, is plotting against the apartheid government. The police can't know. Her mother and sister can't know. No one can know. On the affluent white side of town, Jack Craven plans to spend the last days of his break before university burning miles on …

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A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk

by Jan Coates
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: africa

In the little village of Duk Padiet in southern Sudan, a boy named Jacob Deng thrives on the love of his mother, the companionship of his sisters, the excitement of learning how to look after his uncle's herds of cattle. The year is 1987, and suddenly in the night soldiers from the north invade the village, looting, burning, and killing. The war ha …

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A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk

by Jan L. Coates
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 6
tagged: africa

When civil war strikes Jacob Deng's Southern Sudanese village, seven-year-old Jacob embarks on a seemingly endless journey that tests his courage and determination. His wise mama tells him that he must one day go to school to seek answers and help carve a better future for his people. Wadeng is a Dinka word meaning "look to the future, it will be b …

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Child of Dandelions

by Shenaaz Nanji
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: africa, prejudice & racism

It is 1972, and fifteen-year-old Sabine enjoys a comfortable life as the daughter of Indian parents living in Uganda. But her world is turned upside down when President General Idi Amin declares Indians must be “weeded out” of Uganda in ninety days.

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