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The Power of One

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Book details for The Power of One

The Power of One was written by Bryce Courtenay. The book was published in 1989 by Penguin Books Australia Ltd.. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Movie details for The Power of One

The movie was released in 1992 and directed by John G. Avildsen. The Power of One was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Nomadlozi Kubheka, Agatha Hurle, Nigel Ivy, Tracy Brooks Swope, Brendan Deary, Winston Mangwarara, Guy Witcher, Tonderai Masenda, Cecil Zilla Mamanzi, John Turner, Robbie Bulloch, Gordon Arnell, Jeremiah Mnisi, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Paul Tingay, Hywell Williams, Michael Brunner, Clive Russell, Gert Van Niekirk and Morgan Freeman.

 

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The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named P.K. and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. Soon orphaned, he was placed in the care of a German national named Pr... Read More
The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named P.K. and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. Soon orphaned, he was placed in the care of a German national named Professor von Vollensteen (a.k.a. "Doc"), a friend of his grandfather. Doc develops P.K.'s piano talent and P.K. becomes "assistant gardener" in Doc's cactus garden. It is not long after WWII begins that Doc is placed in prison for failure to register with the English government as a foreigner. P.K. makes frequent visits and meets Geel Piet, an inmate, who teaches him to box. Geel Piet spreads the myth of the Rainmaker, the one who brings peace to all of the tribes. P.K. is cast in the light of this myth. After the war P.K. attends an English private school where he continues to box. He meets a young girl, Maria, with whom he falls in love. Her father, Professor Daniel Marais, is a leader of the Nationalist Party of South Africa. The two fight to teach the natives English as P.K.'s popularity grows via the myth. Maria is killed. P.K. looses focus until he sees the success of his language school among the tribes. He and Guideon Duma continue the work in hopes of building a better future for Africa.