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Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date October 1, 1998
Pages 354
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684848280
ISBN-10 0684848287
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A republication of the author's account of the brutality and degradation suffered by black people under apartheid in South Africa traces his personal struggles with poverty, hopelessness, and desperation behind the official televised stories. Reissue. 35,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The classic story of life in Apartheid South Africa.

Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with the courage of his family and a hard-won education, raised himself up from the squalor and humiliation to win a scholarship to an American university.

This extraordinary memoir of life under apartheid is a triumph of the human spirit over hatred and unspeakable degradation. For Mark Mathabane did what no physically and psychologically battered "Kaffir" from the rat-infested alleys of Alexandra was supposed to do -- he escaped to tell about it.

Editions
Hardcover
from Macmillan Pub Co (March 1, 1986); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9780025818002 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship
Paperback
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Reissue edition from Free Pr (October 1, 1998); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9780684848280 | details & prices | 354 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $17.00
About: A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship
from Simon & Schuster (October 1, 1998); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story Of A Black Youth's Coming Of Age In Apartheid South Africa"
9789990036275 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $0.02
Reprint edition from New Amer Library (August 1, 1995); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9780452264717 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $12.95
About: A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship
With London College of Information Technology (other contributor), Sean C. Wright | from New Amer Library (June 1, 1987); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9780452259430 | details & prices | 354 pages | List price $8.95
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About: A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship
CD/Spoken Word
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Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 1, 2012); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9781455157259 | details & prices | 6.25 × 4.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.26 lbs | List price $44.95
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 1, 2012); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9781455157242 | details & prices | 5.75 × 6.25 × 2.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The classic story of life in apartheid South Africa Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa's most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (February 1, 2002); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9780606207485 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $24.57
About: A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship
from Demco Media (August 1, 1995); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9780606038379 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.60
About: A Black writer describes his childhood in South Africa under apartheid and recounts how Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith helped him leave for America on a tennis scholarship
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008); titled "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"
9781435211926 | details & prices | 354 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.00
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