Themba: A Boy Called Hope

Themba A Boy Called Hope Book Cover Young Themba lives in poverty with his mother and younger sister in rural South Africa and dreams of becoming a famous soccer player.  This is a rags to riches story about hope, triumph, and family love, but it is also an eye-opening story about the secretiveness and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS.  The novel was made into an international movie which won the UNICEF Child Rights Award in 2010. mjw
Title: Themba: A Boy Called Hope
Author: Lutz Van Dijk
Publisher
: Aurora Metro Books
Copyright
: 2011
Original language
: German
Translator
: Karin Chubb
Original title
: Themba
Original publisher
: cbj Verlag, Muenchen a division of Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
Original copyright
: 2006
ISBN
: 978-1-906582-21-0
Paperback pages
: 166
Age range
: 12 up
Genre
: Fiction
Book setting
: South Africa
Author’s residence
: South Africa
Awards
: Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation Shortlist
Subjects
: AIDS, Africa, Bafana, Secrecy, Soccer, South Africa

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