Author(s): Gabrielle Halberstam
'You just don't get it, do you Victoria? These people are ruthless. I don't care what they do to me, but no one else must be harmed.' When Victoria's friend Maswe appears at her door, badly beaten and begging for a place to hide, she agrees to help. Soon the police are searching the house and watching Victoria's family. What has Maswe done? Victoria would do anything to keep him safe, even undertake a dangerous journey, to carry a vital message to the ruthless resistance leader Godiva. But while Victoria's feelings for Maswe deepen, he is impatient to return to his dangerous activist's life and the fight for freedom..."Blue Sky Freedom" is set in South Africa in the 1970's - it is a story of love, loss and courage set against the backdrop of South Africa in the grip of apartheid.
Shortlisted for Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2008.
Gaby Halberstam was born in a small mining town in South Africa in the 1960's. From there her family moved to Durban, a city on the east coast, and subsequently to Port Elizabeth, on the south-east coast. They moved to England when Gaby was fifteen. She now lives in London with her husband and three children.