Maartens, Maretha
Sidwell und der Müllhaldenmann
A story from South Africa
Translated from English by Rita Peterli. Illustrated by Dikobe Ben Martins
Lamuv, Göttingen, 1990
64 pages
out of print
ages 10 and up


Sidwell lives in a township next to the rubbish dump. Instead of singing in the school choir, he must stay at home to look after his younger brothers and sisters while his mother goes to work for a white family. Then he makes a bet with a neighborhood boy and goes to find five useful items on the rubbish dump.

 

Original: »Sidwell‘s Seeds« © 1984 by Tafelberg Publishers, Cape Town