Burn My Heart (Paperback)

By Beverley Naidoo

Amistad, 9780061432996, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011



What does it mean to be loyal?

Mathew and Mugo share an uneasy friendship in Kenya in the 1950s. They can look past the difference in their skin color, and the fact that Mathew's dad now owns the land they live on. And they're friends even in the face of the growing Mau Mau rebellion. But violence spirals out of control as black Kenyans struggle to win back their land and freedom from British settlers, and one act of betrayal could change everything.

Internationally acclaimed author Beverley Naidoo explores the fragile bonds of friendship in this stunning novel about prejudice, fear, and the circumstances that bring people together—and tear them apart.