Everything you need to understand or teach The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay.
This novel was published in 1990 and is the first in a number of books written by Bryce Courtenay.
The story takes place in the South Africa of Courtenay's youth, an incredible and majestic land that has experienced many different cultural and racial divisions and tensions.
Into this land, a young boy is born and grows up affected by the different cultures around him, including both Boer and his own English heritage, and by the colored people of South Africa, including Indians and the various African tribal groups including the Zulu, Swazis, Sangaans, and Ndebele.
The boy is the very center of the story, which is told from his point of view from the time he is five years old until he is eighteen. There is a special focus placed on his education, both formal and informal. Formally, he attends two different boarding schools; a school for young children...