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Translated by Karin Chubb* Karin Chubb was Shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, a unique award celebrating the high quality and diversity of translated fiction for young readers, in 2013. * Made into an award-winning film. A hard-hitting, and emotional story of AIDs in South Africa, following Themba and his dreams of becoming a famous footballer. Themba grows up dreaming of becoming a football star.
One day he leaves the village and travels with his sister to the city in search of their mother.
Life is a struggle and Themba has to grow up fast. A lucky break gives him the chance to train as a footballer and play professionally - but Themba has a secret - should he tell the truth and risk everything he's ever dreamed of?
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