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KAFFIR BOY, BY MARK MATHABANE (). BACKGROUND INFORMATION- FACTS ABOUT APARTHEID. Apartheid is a policy of racial segregation formerly . Mathabane's Kaffir Boy () and Zakes Mda's Ways of Dying (/). Kaffir Boy is the autobiography of the author Mark Mathabane who was born. ^^pdf free download Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa. PDF Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa. DESCRIPTION The classic story of life in.
Sep 08, Thomas Armstrong rated it really liked it I'm going to South Africa next week and so I'm preparing myself with a variety of ''you must read'' books about the country. After reading a history of apartheid, this book gave it a human perspective for me. Reading this book showed me how all those damnable laws that happened at the top of the elite white hierarchy in South Africa affected the powerless millions of non-whites at the bottom. Mathabane writes eloquently about his growing up in the midst of poverty, violence, disease, conflict, a I'm going to South Africa next week and so I'm preparing myself with a variety of ''you must read'' books about the country. Mathabane writes eloquently about his growing up in the midst of poverty, violence, disease, conflict, alienation, hatred, and ignorance.
For me, the book really picked up momentum as he reached high school and formed his impossible dream of getting out of So.
Africa and into America. He achieved more than his mother could ever have imagined.
The officers are tearing it apart, screaming at his mother, and bashing their things. You must be asking why, right? Well there really is no reason why, they just had to face the fact that they lived in a society with racism and stereotypes. What I loved about Kaffir Boy is that the story was so inspiring.
Mark faced so many disappointments, especially from white people. But, because he was so willing to let pe It starts with Mark Mathabane, scared out of his mind, people breaking into his home.
But, because he was so willing to let people prove themselves, he was able to support beyond his community. His hard-work and determination gave him the chance to escape the apartheid regime and fulfil his dreams of being a well-known tennis player. Now, I must be honest, not every part of this book is as thrilling as others. A couple chapters I was just trying to get through without falling asleep.
As stated prior, the story starts with Mark in a poor area in South Africa. He goes through all the hardships that come with poverty, such as hunger and lack of education.
His mother wants better for him and sends him to school. From this, new opportunities open to him. He graduates primary school with a scholarship allowing him to seek a higher education. Mark takes up tennis, and is brought under the wing of a black tennis player. Mark is passionate of this sport and begins rigorously practicing.
Mark writes his experiences of directly contradicting the apartheid and the government establishment it represents. Due to this, I give the book a 3 star rating. It was an interesting read, but at some point I had to force myself to finish due to it being homework and all.
If you have an interest in the historical aspect of it, check it out, or if you want to see a good old fashioned underdog story. This memoir will be sure to satisfy. His chances of achieving anything at all were surely minus zero chance.
People are under police terror and constantly in fear of losing their passes. Passes are identification documents are based on name, age, and tribal affiliation and one be qualify for employment and housing. Thus, their family had to suffer for many months without food. His father was arrested for not having his pass updated therefore he left the family without any money to survive.
His mother was desperate for a job; however, she was out of luck.
The family had to survive by searching for food that was thrown away by the white people.