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Because Pula Means Rain | Young Adult Fiction

Jenny Robson

Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature: gold (2000)
Unesco Prize for Childrens' and Youth Literature (2003)

A truly heart-rending story, about a young Tswana boy living in a small village in Botswana who is an albino. The unsophisticated rural community ostracises him and avoids him out of fear that they will become like him - a fate worse than death! His longing to be accepted as part of the community and his efforts to bring this about, as well as the outcome of these efforts, form the poignant main theme of this very beautiful book for teenaged readers.

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Because Pula Means Rain | Young Adult Fiction


Author: Jenny Robson
Category: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780624039259
Date Released: 02 March 2002
Price (incl. VAT): R 122.00
Format: Softcover, 144 pp

About this author

Jenny Robson


Jennifer Marion Robson (née Murray) is the first author to ever win four consecutive prizes in the Sanlam Youth Novel Competition for the novels Don’t Panic,...