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The Power of One
The Power of One
Author: Bryce Courtenay
ISBN-13: 9780385732543
ISBN-10: 0385732546
Publication Date: 9/13/2005
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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In 1939 as Hitler cast his 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 tongue spoken by those who had sent the Afrikaners to the world's first concentration camps during the Boer War. Peekay was nursed 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.