When 16 year-old Lufuno leaves Jozi to start a new life in Cape Town with her family, she is running from her past. She doesn’t realise it’s about to get even tougher. She is bullied at school for her dark skin and her Venda heritage, and her Parents are not happy about her friendship with Mandla, a Xhosa chief’s son. When a strike at a factory where her parents work turns violent, it seems as though her whole world is about to explode.
Ros is a writer and editor. Her celebrated novel – The Tin Church (David Philip, 2004) – was translated into Dutch, German and French. She has also written numerous short stories, children’s fiction and school textbooks. Ros has also worked as a teacher at St Marks College in the Northern Province, a project manager for ESST (Education Support Services Trust), a freelance scriptwriter for Generations, an editor for Soccer Laduma and Live Writing and a copy editor for Growpeace in Africa (a registered charity). Ros has a MA degree in Creative writing from UCT (distinction), a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University (distinction), an HDE (PGP) and a BA degree majoring in English (UCT).
Title: Finders Keepers
Author: Rosamund Haden
ISBN: 978 0 9946516 5 5
Release date: 2015
Recommended retail price: R95
Finders Keepers is on the DBE National Literature Catalogue as the approved contemporary novel for English First Additional Language Grade 10.
This edition contains:
- An introduction and activities
- Analysis of the novel
- Sample tasks and exam questions
- Vocabulary and enrichment