The Other Side of Truth

Beverley Naidoo

Great for age
This is the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Their father is a political journalist who refuses to stop criticising the military rulers in Nigeria. Their mother is killed and they are sent to London, with their father promising to follow. Abandoned at Victoria Station by the woman paid to bring them to England as her children, Sade and Femi find themselves alone in a new, often hostile, environment. Seen through the eyes of Sade, the novel explores what it means to be classified as 'illegal' and the difficulties which come with being a refugee.


The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo won the Carnegie Award in 2000. It currently has a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

The Other Side of Truth is categorised as fiction. It was written for young readers to enjoy. The locations of Great Britain and Nigeria are linked with this book.

Tags: Alien, Aliens, Illegal, Illegal aliens, Refuge, Refugee and Refugee children