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  - Zinaj - Goodreads

Great book. Tells of protagonist's struggle to make something of himself through education and tennis. He succeeds and meets his goal of securing a tennis scholarship to study in the US. Read full review

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

User Review  - Dora - Goodreads

A great perspective on apartheid in South Africa. Really enjoyed this book. 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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