Mark Mathabane Biography

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"What television newscasts did to expose the horrors of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, books like Kaffir Boy may well do for the horrors of apartheid in `80s," Diane Manuel predicted in a 1986 Chicago Tribune Book World review of Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa. In that book, author Mark Mathabane's first, he recounts his early life in the black township of Alexandra, outside Johannesburg. The eldest of his parents' seven children, the author lived in dire poverty and constant fear, until he almost miraculously received a scholarship to play tennis at an American college. Washington Post Book World critic Charles R. Larson hailed Kaffir Boy as "violent and hard-hitting," while Peter Dreyer in the Los Angeles Times Book Review described Mathabane's autobiography as "a book full of a young man's clumsy pride and sorrow, full of...

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