HECTOR, a boy, a protest and the photograph that changed apartheid

: Wright (A.) text & illus.

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48pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2023


First published in the USA in 2019.

On June 16, 1976, Hector Pieterson was shot by police in a peaceful protest by Black South African school students marching against a new law requiring that they be taught in Afrikaans.

Told from the perspectives of twelve-year-old Hector, his sister Antoinette, and Sam Nima, the photographer who took the photograph which made front page news around the world.

Also available in Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi and Xitsonga.

Writer and illustrator Adrienne Wright grew up in apartheid South Africa. She now lives in the USA.