Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

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Macmillan, 1986 - Apartheid - 354 pages
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A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship

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The storytelling is superb. - Goodreads
The writing here is not great. - Goodreads
Good insight into what apartheid really was. - Goodreads
Amazing story but hard to read. - Goodreads
Hard to read, but beautiful too. - Goodreads
hard to read but amazing story. - Goodreads

Review: Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

User Review  - Andd Becker - Goodreads

Part Two presents a family portrait on attitudes toward school. Books referenced include Booker T. Washington's Up from Slavery and Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country. Read full review

Review: Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

User Review  - Mariah James - Goodreads

I started off by forcing myself to read this, thinking it would be impossible to get through, but I couldnt put it down. it's engaging and an extreme eye opener, and Mark inspired me in a major way. definitely recommend, regardless of what genre you like. Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Mark Mathabane is the author of "Kaffir Boy in America, Love in Black and White", and "African Women: Three Generations".

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