Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

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.

The 3275th greatest book of all time


Published
1986
Nationality
South African
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
300-350
Words
78,000
Original Language
English

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