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Kaffir Boy : An Autobiography - 86 edition

Kaffir Boy : An Autobiography (ISBN10: 0684848287; ISBN13: 9780684848280)
ISBN13: 978-0684848280
ISBN10: 0684848287

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ISBN13: 978-0025818002
ISBN10: 0025818007

Summary: 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.
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Summary: 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 86
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Free Press
Published: 10/07/1998
International: No

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