Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

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Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa is Mark Mathabane's 1986 autobiography about life under the South African apartheid regime. It focuses on the brutality of the apartheid system and how he escaped from it, and from the township Alexandra, to become a well-known tennis player. He also depicted how the young black children dealt with racism and stereotypes. By embracing education he is able to rise out of despair and destitution and make something of himself.

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The 551st greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 33rd on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)

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