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Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy


by Mark Mathabane

Wilfred Horn Timeline and Summary

  • Following the Soweto riots, Wilfred urges Mark to talk openly with the whites who play tennis at the club. As a forward thinking man, Wilfred wants whites to know what is really happening in apartheid South Africa.
  • Wilfred encourages Mark to enter the South African Breweries' Open, even though it means he will be banned for life from playing black tennis in South Africa.
  • Wilfred helps Mark get his visa and passport to leave for the U.S.