Whitethorn (novel)

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Whitethorn is a novel by Australian author Bryce Courtenay. It follows a white child in South Africa and was published in 2005.

The novel follows a boy in South Africa. The boy is instantly an outsider for his English name, Fitzsaxby, and is bullied and harassed as a different side of racism shown by the Boers, who have the knowledge that twenty-six thousand women and children died at the hands of the English in the Boer Wars.