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Burn My Heart

by Beverley Naidoo - £6.99  Penguin Books Ltd (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780141321240 | ISBN 10: 0141321245

Mathew and Mugo.
 
Two boys living on the same Kenyan farm but they share an uneasy friendship. They live in a time when white and black means rich and poor - and a secret society, called the Mau Mau, want their land and freedom back.
 
No-one knows who to trust and Mathew and Mugo are caught in the middle. Violence and suspicion are spreading. And when a fire breaks out on Mathew's family farm, there are terrifying consequences for Mugo's family.
 
In one final act of betrayal, both boy's lives are changed forever.
 
Internationally acclaimed and award-winning author, Beverley Naidoo, explores new territory in this beautifully realized and moving story set in Britain's colonial past.

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