You Will Be Safe Here

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South Africa, 1901, the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise they will be safe. Johannesburg, 2010. 16-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog. Worried he’s not turning out right, his ma and her boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Training Camp. Here they ‘make men out of boys’. ‘You Will Be Safe Here’ is a deeply moving novel of connected parts. Inspired by real events, it uncovers a hidden colonial history and present-day darkness while exploring our capacity for cruelty and kindness.

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An Observer, Guardian, Financial Times, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Big Issue and Strong Words Pick of the Year‘This is a book that tilts the world’ STYLIST‘A gripping, heartbreaking tale of uncomfortable histories and the resilience of love’ GRAHAM NORTON‘I want you to read this … I enjoy a lot of books but few stay with me like this has’ PHILIPPA PERRY‘Completely gripping and profoundly moving’ MAGGIE O’FARRELL‘Very beautiful. Only a truly wise and kind person could write such a book’ MAX PORTER‘Heart-wrenching … redemptive and full of love’ JOJO MOYESA BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIMEThe book that will change the way you see the world. 2010. Sixteen-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog. Worried he’s not turning out right, his ma and her boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Training Camp. Here they ‘make men out of boys’. Guaranteed.1901. The height of the second Boer War in South Africa. Sarah van der Watt and her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise: they will be safe.

Additional information

Weight0.382 kg
Dimensions21.6 × 13.5 × 2.6 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition

Export ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K