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Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy

  

by Mark Mathabane

Analysis: Genre

Autobiography

In Kaffir Boy, Mark Mathabane tells the story of how he escaped apartheid South Africa through education and sports. His intellect and his athletic talents, combined with sheer perseverance, will power, and help friends made along the way enabled Mathabane to leave one of the most oppressive political systems in the world and find freedom in the United States.

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