About this book
Debut, thought-provoking novel about race, bullying and the need to belong, set in Africa. For Robert Jacklin, life in Zimbabwe in the 1980s offers a new start: new continent, new school, new independence. But he soon learns that not all his classmates are happy with the changes, especially clever, cunning Ivan, who is determined to fight until the very end. A timely novel, with Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe regularly in the news. Ages: 12+
Zimbabwe, 1980s The war is over, independence has been won and Robert Mugabe has come to power offering hope, land and freedom to black Africans. It is the end of the Old Way and the start of a promising new era. For Robert Jacklin, it's all new: new continent, new country, new school.