This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa's apartheid. Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid. Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of apartheid -- the pass laws, bantustans, racism, the breakdown of family life. The opulence of the white "Madam's" house contrasts starkly with the reality that Naledi and Tiro face -- that their baby sister is suffering from starvation, not an incurable disease.
itd a really touching book its all about these three children and there mum has one away to work all the way over the other side of the world to jo'burg, the children are stuck in a situation because there little sister is very sick and weak and might die at any moment there grandma said they have to stay put and not go to find there mum but they know they have to do whats right on the way the two children meet a freind Grace and she offers for them to stay in her village for a little while until they set off again