About this Book


Life is not safe for Alem. His father is Ethiopian and his mother Eritrean - and with both countries at war, he is welcome in neither place.

So his father does an astonishing thing, which at first appears callous, but is in fact the ultimate gift of love from a parent to their child...

With Alem - and his family - Benjamin Zephaniah has created a brave young man who despite all that happens to him, maintains a shining spirit of courage throughout.

A powerful and thought-provoking novel that demands to be read.
Finished the book. It's got a very sad ending. Nearly made me cry. RefugeeBoy
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