"First with your head and then with your heart.?"
So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old
boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For
the young Peekay, it is a piece of advice he will carry with him
throughout his life.
Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one
small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through
enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the
strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his
childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for
Bryce Courtenay's classic bestseller is a story of the triumph
of the human spirit?a spellbinding tale of all ages.
"It's hard to imagine a reader delivering his audience so
completely to a foreign locale as Humphrey Bower does in this
coming-of-age novel." ?"AudioFile"
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