Swan Luka: Zimbabwe/ South Africa (My Friends Around The World Book 1)

 Swan Luka: Zimbabwe/ South Africa (My Friends Around The World Book 1) PDF ePub ebook

Twelve-year-old Lukobola lives with his parents and little sister in the vicinity of The Great Zimbabwe ruins, and whenever Noni, the storyteller, throws bones on the ground to foretell Luka’s future, they only speak of blood, guns, and tears, none of which are the stuff of celebration. When Luka’s cousin, Selo, arrives to celebrate his rite of passage, he also brings news of the troubles in Zimba...

File Size: 429 KB
Print Length: 138 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 12, 2013)
Publication Date: January 12, 2013
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A heart warming and soulful book about the loss of one boy's family through violence in Zimbabwe and the wonderful kindess of Doctors without Borders who care for his wonds and a family that takes him in....

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ly way of escaping imminent danger is to cross the border to Botswana, which is home to many Shona residents and refugees. In this enlightening, powerful, and heart-wrenching story, Luka is left for dead after being shot in the leg by President Mugabe’s soldiers. When a Doctors Without Borders helicopter crew rescues him, he learns his village was burned to the ground. As Luka recovers in Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa, he grieves for his family and regrets not having the chance to find his spiritual guide. However, he eventually finds comfort sharing his tragic story with Ann, a white student at Cape Town City Ballet, who befriends him when she becomes a hospital aid. In the end, Ann and her father take Luka into their home, he starts going to school, and he is reunited with his little sister. He even gets to finally perform his rite of passage into manhood. Swan Luka is part of the My Friends Around The World series of books for young adults about young adults in other countries. It aims to educate, inspire and raise cultural awareness around the world.