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- DescriptionJuma is a boy living on the streets of coastal Africa. He is eleven. Set in the years between 1977 and 1992, the story depicts Juma's journey through fear, betrayal, love and loss. Juma's quest for freedom from the street life takes him dangerously close to disaster, as he falls prey to a thief who tempts him with a better life and a prostitute who tempts him with love. He holds on to the memories of a friend from his past, a shopkeeper's daughter, who once told him, You have to believe in yourself, Juma, break the cycle. And what he discovers next changes his life forever.
- Author BiographyBorn in Tanzania and raised in the coastal city of Dar es Salaam, Farida Somjee has drawn on the memories of her childhood to capture the rhythms of African life, leaving a deep and lasting impression of one boy's struggle for freedom. FARIDA SOMJEE lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and son. The Beggar's Dance is her first novel.
- Author(s)Farida Somjee,Mrs Farida Somjee
- Date of Publication25/01/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Out-of-print date19/05/2016
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight322 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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