In post-apartheid South Africa, the older generations are troubled by life-long prejudices while the young move into new ways of thinking. So it was that two girls, one of Scottish descent and the other Xhosa, were best friends. As the top students in their school, they were also fierce competitors. These two vibrant extroverts discover challenges, disappointments and triumphs in the fascinating drama of The School Shenanigans of Amy and Nontanda. Author Geraldine Murtel Pennels drew on the experiences of her daughter as well as her own experiences as a schoolteacher in the writing of this book. She lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.