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is an 11-year-old Zulu boy who lives in today's South Africa. Hunting
is very important to the Zulu's culture but the white ranchers have taken
all the good hunting lands and the Zulus are forbidden to cross the fences
that separate them from the white ranchers. Vusi finds a cute little
puppy in the bush and names him Gillette because his teeth are sharp like
his father's razor. They become devoted to each other and Vusi teaches
Gillette how to hunt. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Shirley, daughter of
one of the white ranchers, meets Vusi and Gillette while going for a walk.
Shirley loves her some and her new friends but her father wants to send
her away to an all white school. She doesn't want to go and
she runs away into the bush. Will she be found in time before the
wild animals find her? Read
Zulu Dog by Anthony Ferreira.
(New Hampshire Great Stone
Dogs -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Race relations -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Zulu (African people) -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Fiction.
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