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Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
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Aug 05, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir-male, not-the-us, dealing, shake-up-the-view-race, relationship-parent-child, power-control

up close and personal memoir growing up black in a South African ghetto township. Direct, straightforward but not naive or boring writing. Not as well done as J M Coetzee's novels, but taught me more. I bought "Kaffir Boy in America" and "Love in Black and White", also by Mark Mathabane, after reading this book.

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