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Author Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012.

Title The power of one / Bryce Courtenay.

Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, 1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  823 C835po 1996    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Ballantine books trade ed.
Description 518 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary In 1939, as Hitler casts his enormous, cruel shadow across the world, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. There, a boy called Peekay is born. His childhood is marked by humiliation and abandonment, yet he vows to survive and conceives heroic dreams (to become the welterweight champion of the world) -- which are nothing compared to what life actually has in store for him. He embarks on an epic journey through a land of tribal superstition and modern prejudice where he will learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the power of one.
Subject World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Children -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Friendship -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Boxing stories.
Apartheid -- Fiction.
Apartheid. (OCoLC)fst00811112
Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst00831688
Boxing stories. (OCoLC)fst00837324
Children. (OCoLC)fst00854835
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Genre/Form War stories.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 034541005X
9780833554253 (Tandem)
0833554255 (Tandem)

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