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Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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'For the young Peekay, it is a piece of advice that he will carry with him throughout his life.Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.Bryce Courtenay's classic bestseller is a story of the triumph of the human spirit - a spellbinding tale for all ages.' (Publication summary)

Adaptations

form y The Power of One Robert Mark Kamen , United States of America (USA) : Alcor Films , 1992 Z390308 1992 single work film/TV

The story of a young English boy called PK, orphaned in a foreign land and terrorised for his political beliefs by his schoolmates. He turns to the only friend who can help him: a kindly yet worldly wise prison inmate who teaches him how to box. As he grows to manhood, PK takes on the systemic social injustices he sees around him and finds that one person really can make a difference.

Notes

  • Also published in braille and sound recording format(s).
  • Selected in December 2004 by the Australian public in an ABC poll as Australia's joint 36th favourite book.
  • Ranked #5 in ABC1's First Tuesday Book Club '10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die' 2012 voting ballot.
  • Other formats: Available as an electronic resource

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: La puissance de l'Ange
Language: French
Alternative title: La forza di chi è solo
Language: Italian
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      Bompiani , 1989 .
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      Extent: 471p.
      ISBN: 8845213889, 9788845213885

Works about this Work

Courtenay Still Leads Reading Favourites 2015 single work column
— Appears in: NT News , 8 September 2015; (p. 4)
'Bryce Courtenay's Power of One has topped the list of Australia's 100 best-loved books...'
y The Power of One, Bryce Courtenay Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2015 8919230 2015 single work criticism
Books That Changed Me : Fiona McIntosh Fiona McIntosh , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 November 2014; (p. 16)
Celebrating Great Australian Writing : First Tuesday Book Club 2013 single work column
— Appears in: InCite , 1 January vol. 34 no. 1/2 2013; (p. 18-20)
Showman Who Knew the Power of a Story Blanche Clark , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 November 2012; (p. 26-27)
South Africa, Australia, and the Canon Nicholas Birns , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 157)
Untitled Elspeth Cameron , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 44 no. 1 2000; (p. 22)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Untitled Mary Koenig , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 1 2000; (p. 35-36)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
A Look At... The Young Readers' Edition of Bryce Courtenay's The Power of One Matthew Wilson , Simon Law , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 14 no. 4 1999; (p. 20-21)
A Novel Look at Books Spiro Zavos , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 January 1996; (p. 22)
Just a Storyteller : Bryce Courtenay : Author Helen Chryssides , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: A Different Light : Ways of Being Australian 1995; (p. 54-79)
Bestselling Author Digs for Tassie Treasure Jane Gillard , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Mercury , 4 April 1994; (p. 6)
Courtenay Lives by the Power of Fun Sheryl-Lee Kerr , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 January 1992; (p. wkd 4)
Author Salutes Adaptation David Bongiorno , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 October 1992; (p. 17)
One Man's Power David Sly , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 12 September 1992; (p. 3)
The Power of Adventure Sheryl-Lee Kerr , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 April 1992; (p. 27)
Adapting to the Writes of Passage Mary Colbert , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 21-22 March 1992; (p. rev 12)
Power of Sequel Packs Punch Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 5 October 1991; (p. 28)
Tragedy Tackled by Power of Pen Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 12 October 1991; (p. 18)
Foreword : Astonished by the Marketing Power of Some Elizabeth Swanson , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 June 1991; (p. rev 6)
Untitled Elspeth Cameron , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 44 no. 1 2000; (p. 22)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Untitled Mary Koenig , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 1 2000; (p. 35-36)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
A White Son of Africa Anna Murdoch , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Washington Post Book World , 4 June 1989; (p. 6)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Adam's Flight of Fancy Becomes a Ripping Yarn Katharine England , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 March 1989; (p. 11)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Happy Account of a Boy Hero Mark Thomas , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 March 1989; (p. B5)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Paperbacks 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Mercury , 11 November 1989; (p. 23)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
South Africa Crucible for Change Peter Tonge , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Christian Science Monitor , 1 June 1989; (p. 13)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
The Power of Prejudice Colours First Novel Margaret DeVilliers , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Quill & Quire (Canada) , July vol. 55 no. 7 1989; (p. 46)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
The Power of Winning Frederick Busch , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Tribune Books (Chicago) , 18 June 1989; (p. 6)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Tribute to the Power of Hype Alan Attwood , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 4-5 March 1989; (p. 6)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Whiter than White Hero wins out David Owen , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 April 1989; (p. 14)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
Top Novel Shows the Power of One Writer Joy Dodds , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Northern Territory News , 2 February 1990; (p. 14)

— Review of The Power of One Bryce Courtenay 1989 single work novel
A Look At... The Young Readers' Edition of Bryce Courtenay's The Power of One Matthew Wilson , Simon Law , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 14 no. 4 1999; (p. 20-21)
Showman Who Knew the Power of a Story Blanche Clark , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 November 2012; (p. 26-27)
Celebrating Great Australian Writing : First Tuesday Book Club 2013 single work column
— Appears in: InCite , 1 January vol. 34 no. 1/2 2013; (p. 18-20)
Power of Sequel Packs Punch Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 5 October 1991; (p. 28)
Tragedy Tackled by Power of Pen Giles Hugo , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 12 October 1991; (p. 18)
Courtenay Lives by the Power of Fun Sheryl-Lee Kerr , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 January 1992; (p. wkd 4)
Tender is the Rite... Susan Wyndham , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 24-25 March 1990; (p. 7)
Author Salutes Adaptation David Bongiorno , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 October 1992; (p. 17)
Bestselling Author Digs for Tassie Treasure Jane Gillard , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Mercury , 4 April 1994; (p. 6)
Foreword : Astonished by the Marketing Power of Some Elizabeth Swanson , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 June 1991; (p. rev 6)
Just a Storyteller : Bryce Courtenay : Author Helen Chryssides , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: A Different Light : Ways of Being Australian 1995; (p. 54-79)
Innocence Treads a Primrose Path 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 July 1989; (p. 78)
It's No Mystery... He's King of the Word Susan Wyndam , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 24-25 June 1989; (p. 8)
One Man's Power David Sly , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 12 September 1992; (p. 3)
The Power of Adventure Sheryl-Lee Kerr , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 April 1992; (p. 27)
Plotting (3) : A Quarterly Account of Recent Fiction Helen Daniel , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , August no. 115 1989; (p. 31-36)
A Novel Look at Books Spiro Zavos , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 January 1996; (p. 22)
Courtenay Does it Again Catharine Lumby (interviewer), 1991 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 May 1991; (p. 48)
Storming the World with a Force of One Ruth Hessey , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 May 1991; (p. rev 3)
Adapting to the Writes of Passage Mary Colbert , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 21-22 March 1992; (p. rev 12)
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