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The Garbage King, Paperback / softback Book

The Garbage King Paperback / softback


Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's The Garbage King takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo's mother dies, he is abandoned in the shanties of Addis Ababa.

Stolen by a child-trafficker and sold to a farmer, he is cruelly treated.

Escaping back to the city, he meets another, very different runaway.

Dani is rich, educated - and fleeing his tyrannical father.

Together they join a gang of homeless street boys who survive only by mutual bonds of trust and total dependence on each other.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781509802951

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