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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
The classic story of life in Apartheid South Africa.

Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with the courage of his family and a hard-won education, raised himself up from the squalor and humiliation to win a scholarship to an American university.

This extraordinary memoir of life under apartheid is a triumph of the human spirit over hatred and unspeakable degradation. For Mark Mathabane did what no physically and psychologically battered "Kaffir" from the rat-infested alleys of Alexandra was supposed to do -- he escaped to tell about it.
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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