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Ursa

This alternate history coming-of-age YA is the Winner of the 2018 Storylines Tessa Duder Award.

An inferior people, that’s what the Director called us at the beginning of his reign, but still useful.” There are two peoples living in the city of Ursa: the Cerels and the Travesters. Travesters move freely and enjoy a fine quality of life. Cerel men are kept in wild camps and the women are no longer allowed to have children. The Director presides over all with an iron fist. Fifteen-year-old Leho can’t remember a time when Cerels lived without fear in Ursa. His parents once tried to organise an uprising – his mother was blinded, and his father was taken away. But now his world is changing. Revolution is coming. People will die. Will Leho be able to save his family?

Posts about Ursa

Book Review: Ursa by Tina Shaw

Ursa is about a future dystopian world that is run by a totalitarian government, the story is narrated by 15 year old Leho and many of the events in the novel are distorted because of his somewhat naive and innocent perspective. However this is a credit to Shaw who has...

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