When Morning Comes

When Morning Comes

Zanele is skipping school and secretly plotting against the apartheid government. The police can't know. Her mother and sister can't know.Her best friend Thabo, schoolboy turned gang member, can tell she's up to something. But he has troubles of his own—a deal gone wrong and some powerful enemies.Across the bridge, in the wealthy white suburbs, Jack plans to spend his last...

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Title:When Morning Comes
Author:Arushi Raina
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Edition Language:English

When Morning Comes Reviews

  • Debbie
    Arusha Raina gives a compelling account of the Soweto uprising of 1976, told through the eyes of four young people. This gripping story of a watershed moment in South Africa's history is an important book, it tells a story of apartheid history that can't be recreated in a textbook. Recommended....
  • Meg Wiviott
    Excellent story of Soweto Uprising--the beginning of the end of Apartheid....
  • Deviki
    OMG I totally loved this book !!! Whoaaaaa I didn't even know this was based on a true historical event that happened in South Africa. I've read few books from South Africa and always they have quite the story to tell. I'm aware this is a more recent image but this is how I "picture" how all our pr...
  • Rawan
    When Morning Comes has many young voices that draw the reader in and introduce him/her to the Soweto Uprising faithfully. I enjoyed following the character of Zenele. She is strong and determined albeit sometimes careless. But aren't all teenagers. The book challenges the walls built by Apartheid br...
  • R.J.
    4.5 stars. What a powerful story! My heart's still pounding. And I learned so much. I knew about apartheid, or thought I did. But the Soweto Riots were new to me. They happened when I was six years old, and so far this is the first thing I've ever read about them.I loved how different the four MCs (...
  • Gin Jenny (Reading the End)
    When Morning Comes is a terrific YA novel that should be getting hella more attention than it is. It's the story of four South African teenagers on the eve of the Soweto Uprising -- a black girl involved in the planning of the uprising, her friend who has recently become a gang member, a white subur...
  • Jayne Bauling
    Historical YA fiction, with the Soweto uprising of June 1976 central to the story. Different kinds of courage are required of four young people. There are the brave teenage girls, revolutionary schoolgirl Zanele, and resourceful Meena, a shopkeeper’s daughter who starts helping out at a clinic,...
  • Rashel
    4.5 stars This is a book I'm going to think about for a long time. It is a story of friendship, of perseverance, of the power of children and of hope. I came to South Africa with very little knowledge of the countries' history; I had read Trevor Noah's Born a Crime and seen the episode of Parts Unkn...

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