The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay | | BooktopiaIs there a mystical or religious component to it, something beyond human causation, or is it something that anyone can learn to develop? Is Courtenay suggesting that South Africa itself must, like Peekay, develop this power in order to survive? Both boxing and music are important to Peekay and to The Power of One. Identify more of these contrasts and commonalities. Why do you think the author emphasizes them so much?
The Power of One
Simply link your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number to your Booktopia account and earn points on eligible orders. Either by signing into your account or linking your membership details before your order is placed. Your points will be added to your account once your order is shipped. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! First with your head and then with your heart. So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life.
So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. A coming-of-age story of a young Anglo-African boy called Peekay, it took Australian publishing by storm, going on to sell over 8 million copies and be translated into 18 languages. Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa and emigrated to Australia in Growing up, he experienced many of the things his character Peekay did. The book took on greater meaning many years later when my older son studied the text for school. This very South African story had become a part of the Australian curriculum. He read the book, and then as a family, with his younger brothers, we all watched the film.