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Noughts and Crosses
Sephy is a Cross – a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought – a ‘colourless’ member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood. But that’s as far as it can go. Until the first steps are taken towards more social equality and a limited number of Noughts are allowed into Cross schools...
"...a bruising tome and her most ambitious novel to date. An author who has worked hard not to be identified too closely with any particular genre, she has built a complex and challenging novel around an alternative version of apartheid."
"‘...is an ambitious big novel about human rights, with a clever twist that keeps readers engrossed simply because - disturbingly - one finds it hard to come to terms with the premise that in this world the crosses, with their dark skin, are the dominant race."
ISBN 13: 9780552555708 | ISBN 10: 0552555703
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