WHITE BOY by Alberto Manzi


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Rich in detail of the lush African jungle, but free of strings of adjectives, this story of Isa, a white boy who is raised by the Zulus, moves at a rapid pace. Isa's struggles with the black Zulus, the yellow-skinned pygmies, and the white men (none of whom considered him to be one of them, at first), and his final triumph-- a well-earned understanding of the three peoples-- constitutes a fine, unusual adventure story. The deep friendships between Isa, Philip- a crippled boy, Pao-King of the pygmies, and Paul-Isa's ""father"" among the whites, are convincingly set against the powerful background.

Publisher: Macmillan