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Paul Live


Novel - Age 11+

Winner Young Africa Award





A compelling story about a small but brave adolescent who simply refuses to deny his past for the sake of a passport into the gang. In the end an old Zulu man - whom a lesser boy would have jettisoned for the sake of possible acceptance - helps him fight back.

“Here is a theme as pertinent to South Africa as any could be, but told with a sensitivity so rare that it is bound to gain PIG wide acclaim” - Young Africa Award 1988

“Most refreshing writing” - Richard Rive

“A profound insight into the psyche of a growing boy” - Library Selected Books 1989

“Highly involving… a real find” - The Guardian

“Really got through to me… very well done” - BBC Radio 4

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