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Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy


by Mark Mathabane

Kaffir Boy: I'm Better than McEnroe Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Kaffir Boy? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Wilfred Horn, the owner of the Tennis Ranch, do?

He institutes a "whites-only" membership policy
He trains Mark
He pays Mark’s tournament entry fees
He brands a Circle T into the backside of every one of his members
Q. What does tennis player Stan Smith do?

He wins the South African Breweries’ Open
He makes way too many "That’s what she said" jokes
He takes Mark under his wing
He lobbies to have Mark booted out of the Tennis Ranch because of his color
Q. Who boycotts the Open?

Black tennis players
White tennis players
The members of the Tennis Ranch
A bunch of disgruntled postal workers who got the wrong address
Q. Who bans Mark from playing tennis?

The Tennis Ranch
The ATP World Tour
His local Y, after an unfortunate elderly-swatting incident
The Black Tennis Association
Q. What happens to Mark?

He marries and divorces a model and writes a book about how he never liked tennis
He wins Wimbledon
He receives a tennis scholarship to a school in the United States
He gives up tennis to raise a family
I can’t tell you - you’re going to have to read Kaffir Boy 2