Tales from the Heart of Botswana: Baareng's Journey
by Kagiso Madibana
In this short yet mind-gripping novel Kagiso Madibana takes us on a journey of a young boy, Baareng from a small town of Bobonong. Baareng and his little brother Pule are faced with many tragedies, firstly the death of their mother and later on their father.
Baareng is now trapped in an abusive household, his stepmother infringing his basic right of education and breaking the little boy down bit by bit by instilling in him that he would not amount to anything.
This book takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster, helpless Baareng comes across individuals who are willing to help him fulfil his dreams. He meets people who believe in him and his dreams and also see the light that he carries within him.
Madibana tries to show the reader that one should not lose hope in humanity as this book will help you realise that there are still good people in the world.
Author: Kagiso Madibana
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