ISBN 9781779220707
Pages 114
Dimensions 210 x 222 mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2009
Publisher Weaver Press, Zimbabwe
Format Paperback

Our Broken Dreams

Child Migration in Southern Africa

by Save the Children

Children who choose to leave home as a result of hunger, poverty, conflict, or simply to seek adventure, often travel alone. Crossing the border into strange countries, which for them hold great promise, the find their hopes battered when bandits steal their possessions or abuse them. They are often arrested by authorities, have their few possessions confiscated, and find themselves vulnerable to sexual and verbal abuse. In Our Broken Dreams, children tell their own stories to highlight the dangers they face and what has driven them to make what is often a long and dangerous journey. Their singular voices, remind us of their courage, resilience and their refusal to manipulate the situation in which they find themselves through self-pity and sentiment.

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