The West Rand Jive Cats Boxing Club - Lauren Liebenberg Reviews
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Pages: 288, Paperback, Virago
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by - written on 17/08/11, updated on 19/02/12 (Very useful, 18 readings)
Best friends Tommy and Chris are 12 years old. It is 1958 and they are growing up in a small mining town near Johannesburg, South Africa. They are learning to box and to dance to rock and roll music. The story is told by two alternating narrators, Chris and Tommy's younger sister, Cece. Tommy struggles to protect Cece from the attentions of their father, a violent, abusive alcoholic, taking her out with him and Chris. This said, the language used is not the language of children, and I think we're meant to understand that the story is being told some years after it all happened. There is a lot of dialogue, and the characters use a lot of colloquial South ... Read the complete review
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