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Mark Mathabane


Born
in Alexandra, Gauteng, South Africa
October 18, 1960

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Mark Mathabane (born Johannes Mathabane) is an author, lecturer, and former collegiate tennis player.

Dr. Mathabane touched the hearts of millions with his sensational autobiography "Kaffir Boy." Telling the true story of his coming of age under apartheid in South Africa, the book won a prestigious Christopher Award, rose to No. 3 on The New York Times best-sellers list and to No. 1 on the Washington Post best-sellers list, and was translated into several languages.
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Average rating: 4.15 · 16,839 ratings · 924 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography

4.16 avg rating — 15,347 ratings — published 1986 — 24 editions
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Kaffir Boy in America: An E...

3.83 avg rating — 617 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Miriam's Song: A Memoir

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4.16 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Love in Black and White: Th...

3.97 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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African Women: Three Genera...

4.31 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Kaffir Boy: And Related Rea...

3.94 avg rating — 82 ratings
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Ubuntu

4.12 avg rating — 41 ratings2 editions
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The Lessons of Ubuntu: How ...

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Selected From Kaffir Boy

4.08 avg rating — 25 ratings
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The Proud Liberal

3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2010
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“Voracious reading was like an anesthesia, numbing me to the harsh life around me.”
Mark Mathabane, Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography

“I think my mother's and Granny's storytelling had had the same effect upon me when a child, as the reading of books: my mind was stimulated, my creativity encouraged.”
Mark Mathabane, Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography

“Let us not rest until we are free to live in dignity in the land of our birth.”
Mark Mathabane, Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography

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