Out of Shadows

Out of Shadows

eBook - 2011
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In 1983, at an elite boys' boarding school in Zimbabwe, thirteen-year-old English lad Robert Jacklin finds himself torn between his black roommate and the white bullies still bitter over losing power through the recent civil war.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2011
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780823424375
0823424375
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (282 pages)

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Liber_vermis
Feb 07, 2014

Violence: Beatings of students; unprovoked murders of black children and a student; and a graphic closing scene with multiple shootings.

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Liber_vermis
Feb 07, 2014

Coarse Language: Repeated use of the F-word; and frequent use of coarse language in local dialect (but a Glossary provides English definitions)

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Feb 05, 2014

A complex story set in an exclusive boys' boarding school in recently "liberated" Zimbabwe. There is more bullying and stereotyping within the "white" tribe than racism between the 'white' and 'black' tribes of newly admitted native students. This story boils with testosterone. This dark tale reads much like William Golding's dystopian "Lord of the Flies". There is no peaceful reconciliation of issues between races in this novel.

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