South Africa, February 1990. Syabonga and his uncle work at the home of a wealthy white family. They get regular wages, but they have to sleep in a miserable shack. But tomorrow Nelson Mandela, the great black leader, will be released. Maybe, at last, Syabonga's people will get their freedom. This work tells the life story of Nelson Mandela.
Neil Tonge is an experienced writer of children's non-fiction, with a particular obsession for history. As an experienced teacher of 22 years, Neil escaped into the semi-retirement of advisory and inspection work. Firmly wedded to the idea that children need to understand that learning is fun, Neil has produced a wide range of information and activity books for children from six to sixteen and beyond. His book 'Terrible Tudors' was voted second most popular book of 2000 and it was featured on Blue Peter.