Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cape Town by Brenda Hammond


Hi Brian,
Last time we met at your memoir-writing workshop in Kingston, you asked me to let you know when my new YA novel, Cape Town, was due to hit the shelves. Well, tomorrow's the day!
Best wishes,
Brenda Hammond
In 1989, South Africa is on the brink of dramatic change. Oblivious and unaffected, Renee Pretorius, daughter of strict Afrikaans parents, leaves her beloved Karoo farm in order to pursue her dream to study ballet at the University of Cape Town. 

Plunged into the turmoil of life in a city gripped by the struggle for freedom, Renee begins to understand the horrific impact of the apartheid system, and the racial prejudices she never questioned while growing up. 

When Renee falls in love with a student activist, she's forced to make the most heart-wrenching choice of her life.

"A fascinating novel.” - Helen Norrie, The Winnipeg Free Press

Publisher: Great Plains Publications, publisher of teen fiction, novels and short story collections, and non-fiction. More hereCape Town is available on-line here.

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1 comment:

  1. This is for Brenda Hammond. I LOVED Cape Town: I have just reviewed it for Resource Links and it is making the rounds of my daughter's friends at the moment.

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