Kaffir Boy Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Kaffir Boy


  • Author : Mark Mathabane
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-06-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 1435211928

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Kaffir Boy Excerpt :

A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship

Kaffir Boy Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Kaffir Boy


  • Author : Mark Mathabane
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0606207481

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Kaffir Boy Excerpt :

How the author raised himself from squalor in the streets of South Africa.

Kaffir Boy Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Kaffir Boy


  • Author : Mark Mathabane
  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 0684848287

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Kaffir Boy Excerpt :

A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship

Miriam s Song Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Miriam s Song


  • Author : Miriam Mathabane
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-06-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743203241

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Miriam s Song Excerpt :

Relates the story of a woman who came of age amid the violence of South Africa in the 1980s and finally saw the destruction of apartheid and the birth of a democratic nation.

The Lessons of Ubuntu Book
Score: 5
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The Lessons of Ubuntu


  • Author : Mark Mathabane
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510712621

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The Lessons of Ubuntu Excerpt :

A roadmap to healing America’s wounds, bridging the racial divide, and diminishing our anger. Mathabane touched the hearts of millions of people around the world with his powerful memoir, Kaffir Boy, about growing up under apartheid in South Africa and was praised by Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton. In his new book, The Lessons of Ubuntu: How an African Philosophy Can Inspire Racial Healing in America, Mathabane draws on his experiences with racism and racial healing in both Africa and America, where he has lived for the past thirty-seven years, to provide a timely and provocative approach to the search for solutions to America’s biggest and most intractable social problem: the divide between the races. In his new book, Mathabane tells what each of us can do to become agents for racial healing and justice by learning how to practice the ten principles of Ubuntu, an African philosophy based on the concept of our shared humanity. The book’s chapters on obstacles correlate to chapters on Ubuntu principles: The Teaching of Hatred vs. Empathy Racial Classification vs. Compromise Profiling vs. Learning Mutual Distrust vs. Nonviolence Black Bigotry vs. Change Dehumanization vs. Fogiveness The Church and White Supremacy vs. Restorative Justice Lack of Empathy vs. Love The Myth That Blacks and Whites Are Monolithic vs. Spirituality Self-Segregation: American Apartheid vs. Hope By practicing Ubuntu in our daily lives, we can learn that hatred is not innate, that even racists can change, and that diversity is America’s greatest strength and the key to ensuring our future. Concerned by the violent protests on university campuses and city streets, and the killing of black men by the police, Mathabane challenges both blacks and whites to use the lessons of Ubuntu to overcome the stereotypes and mistaken beliefs that we have about each other so that we can connect as allies in the quest for racial justice.

A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane s  Kaffir Boy  The True Story of Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa  Book

A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane s Kaffir Boy The True Story of Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410350329

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A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane s Kaffir Boy The True Story of Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Excerpt :

A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane's "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Love in Black and White Book

Love in Black and White


  • Author : Mark Mathabane
  • Publisher : Perennial
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000021995248

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Love in Black and White Excerpt :

An interracial couple share how they were able to overcome their own prejudices and considerable social pressure to forge a healthy marriage and family, despite the odds. By the author of Kaffir Boy. Reprint. National ad/promo.

African Women Book

African Women


  • Author : Mark Mathabane
  • Publisher : Perennial
  • Release Date : 1995-01
  • Genre: Apartheid
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 0060925833

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African Women Excerpt :

Providing a dramatic, moving look at three generations of black South African women, a biography of the author's grandmother, mother, and sister reveals overwhelming personal trials and the repercussions of larger events such as colonialism and apartheid. Reprint.

Kaffir Boy in America Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Kaffir Boy in America


  • Author : Mark Mathabane
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0684190435

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Kaffir Boy in America Excerpt :

The author tells of his new life in America as a college student and a writer and of his continued ties to family after his escape from apartheid in South Africa

An Economic History of South Africa Book

An Economic History of South Africa


  • Author : Charles H. Feinstein
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 0521850916

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An Economic History of South Africa Excerpt :

This book is the first economic history of South Africa in over sixty years. Professor Charles H. Feinstein offers an authoritative survey of five hundred years of South African economic history from the years preceding European settlements in 1652 through to the post-Apartheid era. He charts the early phase of slow growth, and then the transformation of the economy as a result of the discovery of diamonds and gold in the 1870s, followed by the rapid rise of industry in the wartime years. The final chapters cover the introduction of apartheid after 1948, and its consequences for economic performance. Special attention is given to the processes by which the black population were deprived of their land, and to the methods by which they were induced to supply labour for white farms, mines and factories. This book will be essential reading for students in economics, African history, imperial history and politics.

Red China Blues  reissue  Book
Score: 4
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Red China Blues reissue


  • Author : Jan Wong
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-02-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385674362

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Red China Blues reissue Excerpt :

Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer -- and one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University -- her education included wielding a pneumatic drill at the Number One Machine Tool Factory. In the name of the Revolution, she renounced rock and roll, hauled pig manure in the paddy fields, and turned in a fellow student who sought her help in getting to the United States. She also met and married the only American draft dodger from the Vietnam War to seek asylum in China. Red China Blues begins as Wong's startling -- and ironic -- memoir of her rocky six-year romance with Maoism that began to sour as she became aware of the harsh realities of Chinese communism and led to her eventual repatriation to the West. Returning to China in the late eighties as a journalist, she covered both the brutal Tiananmen Square crackdown and the tumultuous era of capitalist reforms under Deng Xiaoping. In a wry, absorbing, and often surreal narrative, she relates the horrors that led to her disillusionment with the "worker's paradise." And through the stories of the people -- an unhappy young woman who was sold into marriage, China's most famous dissident, a doctor who lengthens penises -- Wong creates an extraordinary portrait of the world's most populous nation. In setting out to show readers in the Western world what life is like in China, and why we should care, Wong reacquaints herself with the old friends -- and enemies -- of her radical past, and comes to terms with the legacies of her ancestral homeland.

Selected from Kaffir Boy Book

Selected from Kaffir Boy


  • Author : Mark Mathabane
  • Publisher : Literacy Volunteers of
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Apartheid
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 0929631285

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Selected from Kaffir Boy Excerpt :

True story about the author's experience growing up black in South Africa, and short history of South Africa.

Banned in the U S A  Book
Score: 1
From 2 Ratings

Banned in the U S A


  • Author : Herbert N. Foerstel
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 0313311668

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Banned in the U S A Excerpt :

Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

Banned Books Book

Banned Books


  • Author : Robert P. Doyle
  • Publisher : Amer Library Assn
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 0838985475

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Banned Books Excerpt :

Provides information on banned books and ways to organize programs in support of the First Amendment.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction Book
Score: 5
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Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction


  • Author : Lynda G. Adamson
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0313328552

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Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction Excerpt :

Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.