Escaping his violent stepfather, twelve-year-old Sipho heads for Johannesburg, where he has heard that gangs of kids live on the streets. Surviving huger and bitter cold winter nights is hard enough, but Sipho also has to learn in the ‘new’ South Africa, who to trust. Based on the real-life stories of young black South Africans living on the streets, this powerful story, by the acclaimed South African author Beverley Naidoo, shows how difficult it is to bring change at the same time as giving some hope for the future.
No Turning Back By (author) Beverley Naidoo ISBN:9780140369489
Short-listed for Guardian Children’s Fiction Award 1996