Power Of One

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‘The Power of One’ is an extended text written by Bryce Courtenay. This text follows the life of a young boy named Peekay from the ages of five to seventeen. Throughout the text, readers are told of his traumatic childhood and the life lessons he learnt on his way to becoming a more focused, positive and determined person, ‘The Power of One’ demonstrates a strong message about staying true to yourself. Following the mental breakdown of his mother, six-year-old Peekay is shipped off to boarding school where, not only is he the youngest student, but, he is also the only white, English speaking student. In a time where South Africa is divided by racism and hatred, Peekay is well and truly thrown into the deep end and is forced to endure ruthless

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