Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane

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.

The 482nd 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Kaffir Boy (Signet) Mass Market Paperback 947909 $9.30 $0.01 1989
Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Paperback 1760864 $8.61 $1.52 1998
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Hardcover 2820810 $150.00 $0.01 1986
Kaffir Boy in America Kindle Edition 185330 $9.99 2010
Kaffir Boy in America Paperback 331864 $11.19 $0.01 1990
Kaffir Boy in America Hardcover 1108139 $4.42 $0.01 1989
The Official Study Guide to Kaffir Boy Kindle Edition 982352 $4.99 2009
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Hardcover 2968115 $20.38 $11.19 1998
Kaffir Boy (Plume) Paperback 2849388 $2.88 $0.01 1987
Kaffir Boy: Growing Out of Apartheid Hardcover 7024568 $0.71 1987
Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Paperback 5074 $4.00 $0.01 1998
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Kindle Edition 67446 $8.99 2011
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Audio CD 1206843 $20.76 $53.01 2012
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Mass Market Paperback 1572355 $10.01 $0.01 1990