The boy was 5 years old when he was torn away from his beloved nanny and was sent to a boarding school. It seems his mother had a nervous breakdown and had to get away herself. Boarding school was not kind to the boy: he was called Pisskop (or pisshead in Afrikaans). In order to survive, Pisskop,...
I think that this will be one of my favorite books. I laughed and cried. I loved the story of Peekay and his journey to adulthood, and I can't wait to read Tandia, the follow up. Peekay may be one of the most memorable child characters from any novel I've ever read.This book also gives a sense not o...
I would have to say that this is one of the best books I have ever read and it made me a big fan of Courtenay's.It's the story of Peekay, a young English boy, growing up in South Africa, during WWII. The reader is taken inside Peekay's world and how he deals with racism, growing up and fighting for ...
The first time through I thought this was brilliant. The second time through I was appalled. The great white savior of apartheid South Africa turns out to be a boy who gets to box and defeat his old school bully?
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