- Taschenbuch: 640 Seiten
- Verlag: Penguin (27. September 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0143004557
- ISBN-13: 978-0143004554
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,9 x 3,8 x 19,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 170 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 27.501 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Power of One (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 27. September 2007
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" "The Power of One "has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama in the boxing ring." - "The New York Times" "From the Hardcover edition." ""The Power of One "has everything: suspense, the exotic, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama in the boxing ring." -"The New York Times" "From the Hardcover edition."
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. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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But I accepted this story as a myth and as a myth I really liked it a lot. It has a strong moral of people getting what they deserve which is very satisfying to read, even if not realistic. Also, there is a seminal train-trip which brings our young hero from a life of continual torment to life of enrichment and opportunity, thanks to his new resolve and the sacrifice of a chicken. But as I said, this is a myth.
The Power of One is really the Power of Many; Pekay, our hero is what he is because of all the support he gets from so many people along the way. Support he doesn't get from the institutions, particularly the school, church, police and government, all of which get lambasted in this book.
There's a lot a food for thought in The Power of One. I recommend it highly.
The Power of One is based on the life of a small young African boy named Peekay. After his mom goes to an insane asylum he is shipped away to a white boarding school. He is harassed because he was suckled by the wrong colored breasts, according to the whites. As he achieves each of his goals, he meets different people who become his friends forever. Peekay overcomes the challenges of racism to grow into the welter-weight champion of the world.
I think The Power Of One is a great book because it is focused on the racism some blacks took and what they had to go through. It also shows that if you keep up on your dreams you will someday achieve them.
The Power of One questions the limitations of the time and in doing so, causes the rest of us to question our limitations. Why should anyone be persecuted for simply being different? Why do we wallow in our sufferings instead of rejoicing in life? The Power of One is amazing and complex and provides its readers with a sensation of hope.
The plot of this book is very interesting. It goes through the life of the main character Peekay from the time he was 5 and very weak to when he was about 18 (I forgot the exact number) and became a person determined to achieve his ultimate goal--to become the welterweight champion of the world.
This book was absolutely wonderful, I couldn't put it down. I recommend the book to everyone I know.
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