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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: New York Free Press 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. ed
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Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where blood 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Mathabane
ISBN: 9780684848280 0684848287
OCLC Number: 989026719
Description: xii, 354 p. : [8] p. of plates : ill. : index
Responsibility: Mark Mathabane.

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Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where blood 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. (From back cover).

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