Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story

Mma lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen year old Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, call home When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one person can save her Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back It isn t until they reach the city that they come to undeMma lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen year old Naledi and her younger brother, Tiro, call home When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one person can save her Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back It isn t until they reach the city that they come to understand the dangers of their country, and the painful struggle for freedom and dignity that is taking place all around them.
Journey to Jo burg A South African Story Mma lives and works in Johannesburg far from the village thirteen year old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro call home When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick Naledi and Tiro know dee

  • Title: Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story
  • Author: Beverley Naidoo
  • ISBN: 9780833512543
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This story is about two children who live in a poor village in South Africa. Their mother works far away in Johannesburg and their father died from a disease caught in the mines. Their little sister is desperately ill and the two children decide to walk to the city to bring their mother home. The story tells of their awakening to the situation in their country of the appalling treatment of blacks by the rich white people. The children finally find their mother, but their troubles are not yet ove [...]

    2. I found this book humbling and heartwarming. It is written from the viewpoint of two young children in South Africa who struggle to understand the injustice they and their families face. When their baby sister falls gravely ill they courageously decide to travel 300km from their small village to Johannesburg to summon their mother from work. The physical journey is symbolic of their awakening to the wider realities of apartheid; they face danger and experience prejudice, but also meet kind stran [...]

    3. I really enjoyed reading this moving story by Beverley Naidoo. Set against the dangerous landscape of Apartheid South Africa, Journey to Jo'burg is an inspiring story of two young courageous children, a brother and sister called Naledi and Tiro. The story follows their journey from their small village in South Africa to Jo'burg, about 300 miles away, in search of their mother. Their younger sister, Dineo, is very ill and Naledi decides that they need to travel to Jo'burg to bring their mother ba [...]

    4. If you have read The Help, this is an equivalent book for children. The period is South Africa's apartheid years, and while I'm rating four for writing, I'm rating another star for the depiction of tendencies towards popular activism and bringing about change. I also like that there is a simple map. Two kids see their little sister getting very ill but the lady who cares for them doesn't have money for a hospital. So the pair bravely decide to walk to their mother who works as a housekeeper and [...]

    5. While this short little novel was an interesting peak into living conditions in South Africa, I found it to be a little didactic. The story seemed somewhat unbelievable, as if the author wanted to show us about South Africa and this was simply the method she chose to use. The lack of consideration for how to get home again and the costs of eating and lodging in the city is maybe explained by the country upbringing of the children, but the story also suggests that the hospital was so outrageously [...]

    6. Reading the class reader for year 6, this is a good book to start the conversation on what segregation is and to help kids to be deeper thinkers - i think the teacher says for them to be introspective. This was a banned book in SA a while back let the conversation begin.

    7. I read this book to my year 4 class whilst on my second year placement. Our topic for the term was the Apartheid, this book was great as it helped give the children a better understanding, as well as it being about young children in that time, therefore more meaningful for them. Great book.

    8. Naidoo, B. (1986). Journey to Jo’Burg: A South African Story. New York: HarperTrophy.0064402371Set in historical South Africa during the time of apartheid, Naledi and her brother Tiro worry about their sick younger sister. Certain that their sister needs a doctor, they decide to disobey their grandmother’s wishes and leave their small town to journey to Johannesburg where their mother works as a servant to get her help.While on their journey the children are helped by several other black peo [...]

    9. Journey to Jo’Burg is set in South Africa during the apartheid and tells the story of Naledi and Tiro who, frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, take a 300km journey to find their mother who works there as a maid. On their journey they experience the oppressive and harsh realities of the apartheid including the segregation by colour, the Pass laws that require all black people to carry a passbook at all times and the extreme poverty alongside so much wealth.Naledi and Tiro are expo [...]

    10. Don't underestimate this short and easy read.I actually almost have up on it because this first time I tried reading it I got confused by the characters and went to sleep! I tried again tonight and I read the whole thing in one sitting! What's great about this book is that on the surface it's a simple story. A couple of black South African kids travel to the city in search of their mom because their younger sister is sick. Seems simple enough, right? Well, you get to know and begin to care about [...]

    11. Summary: A short, but engrossing journey of two siblings Naledi and Tiro, who journey from Johannesburg to Jo'Burg because their baby sister has become very ill. In Jo'Burg, they find their mother, who works for a white family. The brother and sister mature very quickly from their trip to and from Jo'Burg because they learn more about the world around them, what their peers are fighting for, and the realities that are forced upon them. The reading level is S (guided reading level), but the conte [...]

    12. Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story, written by Beverley Naidoo , is about the journey a brother and sister, Naledi and Tiro, have to take to Johannesburg to try and find there mother as the little sister has become ill. Mma, the children's mother, works in Johannesburg which is 300km from their village. The book is set in the time of the Apartheid in South Africa and goes through the different things which are different today for black people. I used this book within my Year 4 literacy le [...]

    13. Set in South Africa, Naledi, a thirteen year old girl and her younger brother travel from their small village 300 km to get their mother (who works in Johannesburg) because their baby sister is very ill. They get help along the way from a number of people. In the process, Naledi learns about Apartheid from first hand experiences and stories from her friends. The book ends with her determined to speak with the older children at school and learn more. I think the book was a bit unrealistic in that [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this book but wish it could have been longer!It is set in South Africa at the time of the Apartheid and tells the story of two courageous young children Naledi and Tiro who are worried that their baby sister Dineo will die. So they set off from their village and travel to Jo'burg, determined to bring their mother back to care for their baby sister. It deals with the main theme of prejudice and racism as well as family, love and empathy. It is a really simple and heartfelt story [...]

    15. I bought this book as I remember reading it as a child and it was one of them books that stayed with me. The book is basically about a brother and sister who live in a poor economy in Africa their younger sister is very ill so they decide to travel the distance some 300 miles to get their mum (working there to send money for her children ) and bring her home incase their sister dies. Unfortunately the path isn't simple and they soon become aware of the troubles and racism their country is facing [...]

    16. Spell binding story about the journey two children undertake to find their mother and bring her home. It focuses on their expereiences and the courage and determination they show. At its core is a prevading sense of an apartheid South Africa. It is moving, sad and exhilirating, all at the same time.Banned at the time by the government in South Africa, it also educational and contains lots of information about the author and her experiences, apartheid and a glossary of African words.I loved explo [...]

    17. We are reading this book as an in-class novel but it's read independently. It is actually pretty good so far! This book is about to siblings, Naledi and Tiro, and their baby sister Dineo is very sick. Now they must go and tell their mother this, but there is one small problem. Their mother lives and works 300 miles away in Johannesburg. This book is about their trip to Jo'burg to rescue their sister. They go through all these obsticales to get there. They get caught stealing food, they loose the [...]

    18. This is a book about two teenage trying to save their little brother by traveling a long journey, on their way they stole oranges, sneaked into someone's yard and slept in there and they very luckily got picked up by a truck. The book has got a interesting plot, and tells the readers the story in a very direct way .

    19. كنت في الصف السادس حينما دخلت معلمة اللغة العربية علينا لتسألنا من منكن تحب القراءة لأرفع يدي فتناديني وتعطيني هذه الروايةالرواية الأولى التي أقرأهامعظم ما قرأته قبلها كان مجموعات قصصية حيث كنت أحب الجلوس في قسم القصص في المكتبةأذكر أنني تأثرت بها جداً فظلم بهذا الحجم كان [...]

    20. I like it it was good so far i like that theyre tring to go on a misson to save there little sister. They're taking a risky chance to met up with their mother . And so far on the way there people are helping them.

    21. Reminded me of The Help. Was really sad and yet powerful. You really understand and feel for the characters who did not realize that simply because they were born a certain color that they will have struggles. Loved how it was told through a childs perspective. <3

    22. I was aware of apartheid in South Africa in the late 1970s, as a young mixed-race girl, so some of things that happen in this book are of no surprise to me. However, the way Beverly Naidoo a white South African author brings this story to life, quite shockingly exposes how white people in South Africa disgustingly treated black people and should just feel a sense of shame about this period in history. Naidoo just tells it how it was.This amazing story is about Naledi and her brother Tiro who tra [...]

    23. What a great, short read, for anybody who wants to learn more about the Apartheid in South Africa. The story was written by a white South African, who was raised in a privileged family, and learned only later of the injustice and horrors of the Apartheid. From then on she became an activist for the cause and wrote this short novel which is accessible for children as well as adults. The book was actually forbidden in South Africa upon it's publication in Great Britain in 1985. The edition that re [...]

    24. This is a great little book with a massively important message. It’s done in a way that is very accessible to children and will get them thinking, without it being too graphic or violent. I’m going to use this with my class and can’t wait to teach through it and get them asking important questions.

    25. A heartwarming story about two young South African kids. One of my favorite books is Born a crimeby Trevor Noah, & I loved learning more about the Apartheid so this book was beautiful to me.

    26. Themes: apartheid, racism, poverty, migrant workers, sickness, death.A brother and sister go to the big city to get their mother because their young sister is sick.

    27. اسم الكاتب /ة: بفيرلي نايدوعدد الصفحات : 70نوع الكتاب : نضال افريقي ملخص : الموضوع الرئيسي فيها هو العنصرية في افريقيا يتحدث فيها بطريقة روائية بالبطل والبطلة

    28. ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ narrates the story of Naledi and Tiro who are cared for by their grandmother in the small village whilst their mother works in Jo’burg as a maid in order to earn enough money for her precious family to survive. However, when their little sister falls ill, the family have no means of acquiring medicine or help for her. Naledi and Tiro therefore determine to travel to the city in order to find their mother and thereby save their sister.Their precarious journey takes th [...]

    29. Simple and profound exploration of the divisive South African culture of the 1950's. I was thankful for a witness of the atrocities from a relatively non graphic view point of a 13 year old girl. Her eyes were opened after visiting a big city for the first time and she suddenly questioned everything about how things ran and why things were the way they were. I loved this basic introduction to South African history as it was easy to read and digest.

    30. This is a children's book but don't let that allow you to underestimate the devastation you'll witness whilst reading this. Told in a beautifully simple way, there are no implicit meanings laying partially uncovered between sentences laden with metaphors and musings, instead the sickening, heartbreaking struggle non-whites of Apartheid South Africa endured is told simply, making the brutal truth a punch to the gut. It had me in tears that my country has such a dark, racist past but it made me re [...]

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