Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy

The True Story of A Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Book - 1998
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed.
ISBN: 9780684848280
0684848287
Characteristics: xii, 354 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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May 24, 2006

An eye-opening account of the horrors faced by Mathabane and his family while he was growing up in the most desperate ghetto in South Africa during the 1960s and 1970s. Only through the encouragement and hard work of his mother and grandmother was he able to finish school and overcome the odds placed before him. Those needing graphic confirmation of the harrowing experience of growing up poor and black in apartheid South Africa will find it in Mathabane's autobiography.

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