Study Guide

Kaffir Boy Characters

Mark Mathabane

Mark's journey from childhood to the beginning of college is a journey from fear and suffering to...

Mama

Mama is a fighter. No matter how hard life beats her down, she keeps working hard to give her...

Papa

Papa is the polar opposite of Mark, and in many ways these two characters can be considered foils...

Granny

Granny is a source of constant comfort and encouragement for Mark. When things get bad at home,...

Scaramouche

Scaramouche is a mixed-race tennis player who becomes Mark's first tennis mentor and encourages...

Wilfred Horn

Wilfred Horn is a German expatriate living in South Africa. He runs the Barretts Tennis Ranch. He...

Andre Zietsman

Andre is a white South African who went to college in the United States on a tennis scholarship...

Stan Smith

Stan Smith is an American tennis player who helps Mark receive a tennis scholarship to a college...