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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 #
Brentwood Library Biography 92 Mathabane Mark
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  92 Mathabane Mark
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-fiction 968.06 MAT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Non-fiction
 
Call Number  968.06 MAT
 
 
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 :Free Press,1998
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1986.
Includes index.
Description xii, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780684848280
0684848287 (pbk.)
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