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

Author: Mark Mathabane
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mark Mathabane [the author] 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mark Mathabane; Mark Mathabane
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Mathabane
OCLC Number: 192009488
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press, c1986. 1st Free Press trade ed.
Description: Sound disc : digital mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Road to Alexandra --
Passport to knowledge --
Passport to freedom.
Responsibility: Mark Mathabane.

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Mark Mathabane [the author] 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 ... 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. -Back cover.

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