When Morning Comes

It is Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1976, and there is a secret movement of students plotting against the apartheid government.  This compelling account is written from the points of view of four young people in Soweto, the black township.  Zanele is the black female student organizer.  She works as a nightclub singer.  Meena is a South Asian girl who works in her father’s shop.  Jack is an affluent white student, who is about to go to Oxford and Thabo is a teen gang member.  The Soweto Uprising was the beginning of the end of apartheid.  A historical note and a glossary are very helpful. mjw
Title: When Morning Comes
Author: Arushi Raina
: Tradewind Books, Vancouver
: 2017
Original Language
: English 
Original Publisher
: Tradewind Books
Original Copyright
: 2016
: 978-1-926890-14-2
Paperback pages
: 232
Age range
: 14 up
: Historical Fiction
Book setting
: Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Author’s ethnicity
: Grew up in Johannesburg
Author’s residence
: Canada
: 2018 Children’s Africana Book Award for Older Readers
: Ant-apartheid movements, High school students, Race relations, Resistance to government

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