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Beverley Naidoo

Beverley Naidoo grew up in South Africa under apartheid. She says: As a white child I didn't question the terrible injustices until I was a student. I decided then that unless I joined the resistance, I was part of the problem. Beverley Naidoo was detained without trial when she was twenty-one and later went into exile in Britain, where she has since lived. Her first children's book, Journey to Jo'burg , was banned in South Africa until 1991, but it was an eye-opener for thousands of readers...See more