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The Power of One
Written by:
Bryce Courtenay 
Read by:
Humphrey BowerBryce Courtenay 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
21 hours 34 minutes 
April 01 2008 
Available Date:
April 01 2008 
Age Category:
Fiction; African; Biographical Fiction; Historical Fiction; Sagas 
Bolinda audio 
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AUD$ 44.95
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International bestseller
Four Starred Review on Amazon

Winner AudioFile Earphones Award 2002
Winner The British Book Awards 1990

An exhilarating epic of a triumph of the heart.

First with your head and then with your heart... So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a 7-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 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 justice...

"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 based in South Africa. Unfolding against a backdrop of the most pernicious racism, the story follows the growth of the poor young white boy, Peekay, whose growth to adulthood parallels his country's struggle toward justice. Americans in particular are in for a treat in hearing their native tongue rendered in so rich a variety of exotic accents from the lips of Boers, Englishmen, and Zulu tribesmen. So effective is Bower that listeners find themselves anticipating the idioms of the various characters, unfamiliar turns of phrase that soon enough sound completely natural."
AudioFile Magazine