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Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel of adventure is the first book of English literature given to Johannes and becomes a point of reference throughout Mathabane's autobiography. Now Shmoop is giving it to you.
Portia and The Merchant of Venice Check out our analysis of Portia, the heroine of Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice and the one character Mathabane seems to understand when he reads the play for school. Why does he relate so well to her?