Forced off Baas du Toit’s farm after a sheep goes missing, Mpho Mapanga decides to go to Johannesburg to find his father. Life on the streets is tough but Mpho makes a good friend in Themba and manages to earn a reasonable living from his shoe-shine business. But how is he going to find his father in this huge city? Mpho’s brave search for his father takes the reader from the hardships of life on the streets of Johannesburg to the euphoria of South Africa’s first democratic elections. An engaging story, Mpho’s Search gives a realistic and compassionate insight into the life of South Africa’s street children.