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The Power of One


Set in South Africa in the 1940s, this is the story of Peekay, a young boy with one ambition - to become welterweight champion of the world. With the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
terence m

fantaistic book

by terence m on Apr 29, 2011

one of the very best books i have ever read, entertaining from end to end. you go on a journey with this book, you laugh and cry but come out at the end fully entertained More


The only book i've read more than once!

by paypalgirl on Oct 14, 2009

A touching story of how a young boy endures the trials of racism, abandonment and violence. Inspiring! More


sheer excellence

by geordietom on Feb 3, 2009

This book is definitely in the top five of all the books I have ever read. Totally absorbing, it swings from humour to pathos in a manner which kept me spellbound. I am so looking forward to reading the sequel, Tandia More


Power of One

by Raech on Aug 29, 2007

The story of "Peekay" is a coming of age saga set in South Africa after the Boer Wars, when apartheid was enforced. As a young child, when his mother suffers a nervous breakdown, Peekay is sent to live in a boarding school dominated by Afrikaans children, or Boers. Born English and raised by an Zulu ... More

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