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The other side of truth
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The other side of truth

Series: Puffin book collection

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141377353

Publication Date: 6 Jul 2017

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary (Year 6)

AR: 5.3 UY

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Set in 1995, a Nigerian girl and her brother smuggled to London are abandoned and they must cope with the police, social services and school bullies.

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Set in 1995, a Nigerian girl and her brother smuggled to London are abandoned and they must cope with the police, social services and school bullies.

This is the story of 12-year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Their father is a political journalist who refuses to stop criticising the military rulers in Nigeria. Their mother is killed and they are sent to London, with their father promising to follow.

Abandoned at Victoria Station by the woman paid to bring them to England as her children, Sade and Femi find themselves alone in a new, often hostile, environment.

Seen through the eyes of Sade, the novel explores what it means to be classified as 'illegal' and the difficulties which come with being a refugee.

NOTE : Winner of the Carnegie Medal 2000 and the Nestle Smarties Silver Award 2000

Contents

p1 Survivors
p13 'Say nothing!'
p18 A small bag and a rucksack each
p27 'So, you two will be my children'
p38 Spinning into darkness
p47 Flight
p51 Nothing to declare
p60 Victoria Station
p67 Where is Uncle Dele?
p78 Thieves and vandals
p87 Police business and cool gaze
p93 State of emergency
p96 Two parcels, no address
p103 Voices in the dark
p106 Trouble with the truth
p113 Refugees?
p122 Lies thicken
p130 Hawk Lady and Hawk Man
p141 Welcome
p148 Sea of faces
p157 'What kind of name is that?'
p166 Bullies in the head
p174 'Marcia wants you!'
p181 A distant silence
p188 Stranglehold
p196 No escape
p204 Mariam's story
p210 A guardian angel
p218 Territory of the eyes
p228 Wanted
p238 Sade's plan
p247 Mr Seven O'clock News
p263 Waiting
p271 Out of the shadows
p278 Dare to tell
p281 Sorry
p289 Blame
p294 Face to the wall
p298 A visitor
p306 Where is Papa?
p314 Christmas Eve...if
p324 Letter home
p327 Author's note
p329 Glossary

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Subject
Children's novels
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6 Jul 2017
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ISBN
9780141377353
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Paperback
Pages
332
Width
128mm
Height
198mm
Weight
260g
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