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Bryce Courtenay

Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa, is an Australian, and has lived in Sydney for the major part of his life.

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The Power of One
Written by Bryce Courtenay
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | July 2007
$6.99/(Canada) | 978-0-440-23913-0 (0-440-23913-3)

In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he... Read more






The Power of One
Written by Bryce Courtenay
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1996
$16.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-41005-4 (0-345-41005-X)

“The Power of One has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.”
–The New York Times

“Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what all of us would like to believe: that the individual, armed with the spirit of independence–‘the power of one’–can prevail.”
–Cleveland Plain Dealer


In 1939, as... Read more





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