Mark Mathabane

Mark Mathabane is a South African author best known for his autobiography 'Kaffir Boy,' which details his experiences growing up under apartheid in South Africa.


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  1. 1. Kaffir Boy

    This autobiography tells the story of a young boy growing up in apartheid-era South Africa. Despite enduring extreme poverty, brutal police raids, and constant racial discrimination, the protagonist manages to escape his harsh reality through education and tennis. His determination and resilience eventually lead him to receive a scholarship to an American university, providing him a chance to escape the oppressive system of apartheid.

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