In her first novel, aimed at young adolescents, but also suitable for adult reading, the Vancouver-based Arushi Raina has written a fictional account of four teenagers from different sections of the divided society in the days before the uprising. It’s a credible story of how lives intersect and how events can change lives as part of the trajectory of history.





Readers who love the fast pace and high stakes of dystopian teen literature should snag this book.

THE HUFFINGTON POST




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SAD MAG 


Expertly researched and equally well written, When Morning Comes is the kind of story that will make you smile, make you think, and maybe even make you cry

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QUILL & QUIRE


This novel presents an excellent starting point to inspire curiosity and serves as a bold and dignified testament to a struggle that shouldn't be forgotten.


WINNIPEG FREE PRESS




BC BOOKWORLD 


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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BOOKISH

THE MONTREAL GAZETTE​

In 1976 South Africa, unarmed black high-school students were killed during the Soweto uprising, a series of organised protests involving thousands of students opposing a new law that threatened their English-speaking education. 

 It has an in-the-moment, documentary feel that puts historical realism and authenticity first.

                                      The Globe and Mail
 

It’s a fairly safe bet that young readers have heard of Nelson Mandela and are, at least superficially, aware of South Africa and its former regime of apartheid. But it’s not often a book comes along to bring that regime to life in print.

A riveting and

accomplished debut.

KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW