by Mark Mathabane
Kaffir Boy Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Hunger as a Monster or Bomb
Throughout his childhood, Mark experiences hunger, sometimes verging on starvation. He describes it as a devouring beast that turns his every emotion into hatred: "At times it was the silent destro...
America is a symbol of freedom for Mark. He sees America as a place where blacks already have equality, or at least tremendous freedom in comparison to South African blacks. Mark aims his life goal...