The Power of One ~~ Bryce Courtenay

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
In 1939, as Hitler cast his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, hatred of a similar kind took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language--English, the language spoken by those who had sent the Afrikaners to the world's first concentration camps during the Boer War. He was suckled by a woman of the wrong color--black, the color of fear and disdain. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive--he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams.

But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives; and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.
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  • Published:
    Jun-1989 (Hardcover)
    Apr-1990 (Paperback)
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    12 & up
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