Golden Boy

By Sullivan, Tara

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978-0-399-16112-4
Publisher
Putnam


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2013

Habo is a zeruzeru -- an albino -- who believes it is his fault that his family was evicted from its farm outside of Arusha, Tanzania. On the road to Mwanza to live with relatives, the family falls in with an ivory poacher, Alasiri, who forces Habo and his brother to help with his grisly trade in exchange for a ride. Once in Mwanza, Habo's situation worsens: in the northern regions of Tanzania, superstition holds that the hands, legs, skin, and hair of a zeruzeru can be used to make powerful good-luck charms, and Alasiri tries to ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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Reviewed on January 1, 2013  |  Older Fiction

Tanzanian Habo is an albino. He is being pursued by an ivory poacher who is trying to murder Habo for his body parts (supersti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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