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Chanda"s secrets

by Allan Stratton

  • 248 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Annick Press in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Shame,
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • AIDS (Disease),
  • Teenagers and death,
  • Secrecy

  • About the Edition

    A girl"s struggle amid the African AIDS pandemic, Chanda, is an astonishingly perceptive girl living in the small city of Bonang, a fictional city in Southern Africa. When her youngest sister dies, the first hint of HIV/AIDS emerges, Chanda must confront undercurrents of shame and stigma. Not afraid to explore the horrific realities of AIDS, Chanda"s Secrets also captures the enduring strength of loyalty, friendship and family ties. Above all, it is a story about the corrosive nature of secrets and the healing power of truth.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAllan Stratton
    The Physical Object
    Pagination193 p. ;
    Number of Pages193
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24966842M
    ISBN 10155037835X, 1550378341
    OCLC/WorldCa53252532

    Chanda’s Secrets. By: Allan Stratton. Narrated by: Suzy Jackson. Free with day trial $/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime. Publisher's Summary. Printz Honor Book, A girl's struggle amid the African AIDS pandemic. "As soon as I get back from the shabeen, I go next door to see Mrs. Tafa. Chanda's Secrets () About book: In this book we meet at young lady named Chanda. Chanda is about sixteen. And throughout the story she notices something strange about her mother. Even though he knows there's something wrong she doesn't want to say anything to her mother.

    Before I discuss the major theme of the novel, I want to discuss a little of the topic first. The topic of the book, Chanda’s Secret is a terrible disease, so horrible and terrifying that many who suffer from it think it brings shame and dishonor to the victim and their family. In sub-Saharan Africa, teenager Chanda lives in a community full of secrets. With people falling ill right and left, no one wants to mention the cause--AIDS--for fear of bringing shame on themselves and their familes. Even feisty Chanda keeps quiet about t.

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Chanda&#;s mother is not herself, her younger sister is acting out, and her best friend needs help. A powerful story set amid the African HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In this sensitive, swiftly paced story, readers will find echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird as Chanda, a year-old, astonishingly Brand: Annick Press, Limited. The subject of AIDS in contemporary Africa receives powerful—though apolitical—treatment. When year-old Chanda’s baby sister dies, the middle siblings are told that she went “on a trip.” Lies and secrets obscure death and suppress every hint of AIDS, which is running rampant through this small city.

AIDS lurks everywhere, but so do the shame and social death of Author: Allan Stratton. Book Trailer for Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton Chandas mother is not herself, her younger sister is acting out, and her best friend needs help.

by: Z.U. What Happens When the Narcissist Knows You've Figured Them Out - Duration: Lisa A. Romano Breakthrough Life Coach Inc. Recommended for you. Chanda's Secrets NPR coverage of Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Allan Stratton. In that spirit, the organization's African Book Award was given to Allan Strattan for his children's book, Chanda's Secrets. Randolph talks to Farai Chideya about the importance of getting. The unofficial AfrikaBurn aftermovie [video] It looks like AfrikaBurn was a major success.

Take a look at the 'unofficial official' aftermovie over here.  Plot  In the novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton, many important events stood out that created the main plot. In the beginning, Chanda lived with her two brothers, sister, Mama and Papa in a small one bedroom mud-hut.

They lived in a village named Tiro in South Africa. Eventually, her Papa got a promotion and her and her family. Mrs Tafa is the antagonist of the story because she is always trying to win over Iris and Soly by bribing them.

She seems to always be the obstacle that Chanda has to overcome, even in things she has nothing to do with. Chanda suggested that Esther would stay with her but Mrs. My second theme is change versus tradition.

It shows how many characters in the book stick to the traditional ideas of society while others prefer change and allow others to choose new ideas. In Bonang, rumors spread very quickly. was one to often believe in rumors and what other people thought so this was a major theme in the novel.

UK education collection - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print DisabilitiesAuthor: Allan Stratton. Chanda, the true main character Mama, the mother of Iris, Soly, Chanda, and Sara.

Mrs. Tafa, Chanda's annoying neighbor who they lived with for a while when the family had no shelter. Jonah. “Deserves a five-star rating.” (Grown Up’s Guide to the Best Children’s Books, 08/08/15)“Chanda’s Secrets is a novel with the lilt of Africa in its language and the urgency of adolescent struggle in every paragraph.

When AIDS isn't just a faraway acronym, but a sinister, invisible poison that threatens to steal your family, creep into your nightmares, break your heart and darken /5(22). The silence. The secrets that keep us hiding behind the curtain.

The Welcome Centre throws back that curtain. It lets in the fresh air and light.” – Chanda from Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton, pages Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton is published by Annick Press, (). (Buy this book: Amazon | Indigo | Canadian Booksellers).Book Reviews.

Chanda’s Secrets. by Allan Stratton. Sixteen-year-old Chanda’s African world slowly begins to unravel with the death of her baby stepsister. Her mother retreats into silence, then lingering illness, and her stepfather disappears into drunken oblivion. Chanda, who’s preparing for her exams to become a teacher, becomes acting.Blog.

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