First with your head and then with your heart …
To Peekay, a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world, this is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout his life.
Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.
Bryce Courtenay's classic bestseller is a story of the triumph of the human spirit – a spellbinding tale for all ages.
'The ultimate international bestseller.' New York Times
I was enjoying the humor of the child’s view of things. But the horrible abuse and terrible anguish of the child and killing of his only friend was so hurtful to me, I had to stop reading. I don’t even want to look at the book in my library and am deleting it after this review. If you are sensitive, do not read this even though it is very well written. I wish the sample had contained 30 more pages before I wasted $13.