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
The ending made me cry tears of happiness. - Goodreads
Amazing story but hard to read. - Goodreads
Hard to read, but beautiful too. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Henry Bergin - Goodreads

I had to read this book for a writing class so I started out hating it, but by the end I was in love with it. Read full review

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

User Review  - Chevy Robinson - Goodreads

I thought it was a pretty good book. It began to drag towards the end as he was waiting to hear back from America about a tennis scholarship. I was left very curious about what happened with him and ... 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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