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Kaffir boy : the true story of a Black youth's coming of age in Apartheid South Africa

by Mathabane, Mark.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Scott Township Library Nonfiction 968 MATHABAN
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  968 MATHABAN
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Biography 92 MATHABANE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  92 MATHABANE
 
 
Summary
When first published 20 years ago, Kaffir Boy changed the way the West understood South Africa. As powerful today as when it was first written, Mathabane's remarkable story of life under apartheid is told with brutal honesty and gives the reader a rare glimpse, behind the protests and boycotts, of the daily fear and hunger which was so devastating to the soul. Often compared to Richard Wright's Black Boy, Kaffir Boy is a memoir of growing up in a world where poverty, hopelessness and desperation are constant companions.
Additional Information
Subjects Mathabane, Mark.
Blacks -- South Africa -- Biography.
Apartheid -- South Africa.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster,1998
Edition 1st Touchstone ed.
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1986.
"A Touchstone book."
Includes index.
Description xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 0684848287 (alk. paper)
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