Beverley Naidoo

Short Stories and Anthologies

cover - Out of Bounds Out of Bounds

We are the young people,
We will not be broken!
We demand freedom
And say
'Away with slavery
In our land of Africa'

From 'The Typewriter, 1976'


cover - Call of the Deep Call of the Deep

Two magical stories of the sea where sometimes it brings dreams…sometimes it brings nightmares.

Ancient tales of mermaids from Brittany and Cornwall still enchant us today. Beverley tells them afresh for Barrington Stoke's Reloaded series to lure even the most reluctant reader!


cover - The Great Tug of WarThe Great Tug of War

These tales of Mmutla, the clever hare, echo the African origins of America’s Brer Rabbit. Beverley has laughed at his tricks since she was a child…

These stories are a real treat for children and adults alike... The black and white illustrations add a unique humour of their own. Perfect for reading aloud.



cover - Global TalesGlobal Tales

I love this book of short stories, beautifully written, carefully selected, fruitfully placed alongside each other. The stories will open up aspects of the wider world to anyone who reads them...The editors have provided very valuable notes on the authors, and ways of working with the stories... A must for the school library, and every English department should have a set.

The School Librarian, UK


cover - Free as I knowFree as I Know

A multicultural collection of international extracts, short stories and poems about young people gaining insight into themselves and their society through challenging experiences. Both new and well-known authors have been selected to appeal to readers in their mid-teens.

Settings cross place and time, from the 1920s to the future. The book has been widely used as a source book for GCSE English and English Literature.