PRLog - April 10, 2014 - MELBOURNE, Australia -- In this powerful novel that takes place in South Africa, the year is 1976. A 13-year-old boy named Jonah Moloi stands up to a new South African law stating that Afrikaans would now be the official language for school instruction. The language is very difficult for most school children to use, and it is also considered the language of the oppressors.
It is brave children protesting this law in the streets that led to the beginning of the end of apartheid. The protests began after the students waited for their elders to protest the law, but when they did nothing, the children took over.Young Jonah becomes a symbol of the struggle for equality in his country. While some want him dead, others continue to fight for his ideals and his life. The story follows Jonah as he leads the children through a hail of police bullets, leaving behind an efficient system of active protest before he is forced to flee.
The Boy: And a Child Shall Lead Them tells the story of a child, but is not a child’s story. It will resonate with readers who applaud the fight for justice.
THE BOY: AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM (Kindle ISBN: 978-1-62857-
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The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-61204-
About the Author: Trevor Herron was born in South Africa and lived there throughout the Apartheid era. He immigrated with his family to Australia in 1998. “I am white, Afrikaans, and English. I am as much a part of the black groups, be they Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Sotho or any of the tribes of my beloved country, or be they of Malay or Indian descent. Their history is my history, and all have suffered and all have been victorious. I’ve written this story in the hope that the Rainbow Nation, as South Africa has become known, will become a bright, shining nation of one hue only. That there will not be black and white, English and Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana or Indian. That we will become a proud nation of South Africans able to look racism and hatred in the eye and stare it down.”
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