This volume is part of a new series of novels, plays and stories at GCSE/Key Stage 4 level, designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum syllabus. Each text includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, notes and coursework activities. Also provided is a section on the process of writing, often compiled by the author. South Africa is in flames. The battle against white oppression is raging. Forced to flee their comfortable middle-class home, Maureen and Bam and their children seek refuge in the village of their black manservant, July.