Close Calls

2012 First Place Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature: Tanzania
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press

Close Calls is the story about Bahati - a disciplined, obedient and hardworking girl. Things begin to change when she gets involved with bad company. Her new friend, Sophia thinks that life is about enjoyment and uses her charms and looks to find men, who are older and have money to spend on her.
Bahati’s life becomes a big mess and results in great consequences in her life including getting pregnant, losing her father and being infected with HIV.
This story talks about how peer pressure can have an impact on the lives of the young people. It also shows how rigid strictness and less communication between parents and children can a ect the lives of the children. The disadvantages of contemporary communication such as mobile phones and Internet has been clearly portrayed in this story.

Author:  Tune S. Salim has published several textbooks for Primary School Children in Tanzania. Close Calls is her first novel. She lives in Dar es Salaam with her lovely children.

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Close Calls is the story about Bahati - a disciplined, obedient and hardworking girl. Things begin to change when she gets involved with bad company. Her new friend, Sophia thinks that life is about enjoyment and uses her charms and looks to find men, who are older and have money to spend on her.
Bahati’s life becomes a big mess and results in great consequences in her life including getting pregnant, losing her father and being infected with HIV.
This story talks about how peer pressure can have an impact on the lives of the young people. It also shows how rigid strictness and less communication between parents and children can a ect the lives of the children. The disadvantages of contemporary communication such as mobile phones and Internet has been clearly portrayed in this story.

Author:  Tune S. Salim has published several textbooks for Primary School Children in Tanzania. Close Calls is her first novel. She lives in Dar es Salaam with her lovely children.

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