Kaffir Boy

Author: Mark Mathabane

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 9780684848280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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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

A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane's "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410350320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane's "Kaffir Boy: The True Story of Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Kaffir Boy in America

Author: Mark Mathabane

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9780684190433

Category: African Americans

Page: 344

View: 9286


The author tells of his new life in America as a college student and a writer and of his continued ties to family after his escape from apartheid in South Africa

Selected from Kaffir Boy

Author: Mark Mathabane

Publisher: Literacy Volunteers of

ISBN: 9780929631288

Category: Apartheid

Page: 68

View: 4024


True story about the author's experience growing up black in South Africa, and short history of South Africa.

Banned in the U.S.A.

Author: Herbert N. Foerstel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 7083


Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 2599


Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

Apartheid Vertigo

Author: David M. Matsinhe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317180216

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Apartheid vertigo, the dizzying sensation following prolonged oppression and delusions of skin colour, is the focus of this book. For centuries, the colour-code shaped state and national ideals, created social and emotional distances between social groups, permeated public and private spheres, and dehumanized Africans of all nationalities in South Africa. Two decades after the demise of official apartheid, despite four successive black governments, apartheid vertigo still distorts South Africa's postcolonial reality. The colour-code endures, but now in postcolonial masks. Political freedom notwithstanding, vast sections of the black citizenry have adopted and adapted the code to fit the new reality. This vertiginous reality is manifest in the neo-apartheid ideology of Makwerekwere - the postcolonial colour-code mobilized to distinguish black outsiders from black insiders. Apartheid vertigo ranges from negative sentiments to outright violence against black outsiders, including insults, humiliations, extortions, searches, arrests, detentions, deportations, tortures, rapes, beatings, and killings. Ironically, the victims are not only the outsiders against whom the code is mobilized but also the insiders who mobilize it. Drawing on evidence from interviews, observation, press articles, reports, research monographs, and history, this book unravels the synergies of history, migration, nationalism, black group relations, and violence in South Africa, deconstructing the idea of visible differences between black nationals and black foreign nationals. The book demonstrates that in South Africa, violence always lurks on the surface of everyday life with the potential to burst through the fragile limits set upon it and possibly escalate to ethnic cleansing.

Apartheid on a Black Isle

Author: D. Curry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137023104

Category: History

Page: 180

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In this single square mile hemmed in by White areas, residents engaged in what is arguably the most multi-faceted, inventive, and versatile strategy of resistance during the 1970s. Apartheid on a Black Isle brings to the fore the definitive but underappreciated role that Alexandra played in advancing human rights. Using their manufactured space, Alexandrans revolutionized the South African freedom struggle by fertilizing the underground movement, by joining in solidarity with Soweto during the student uprising and by finding unique ways to grieve. This book explores and introduces ordinary Alexandrans whose narratives challenged preconceived notions of resistance, identity, gender and space.

A History of South African Literature

Author: Christopher Heywood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139455329

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This book is a critical study of South African literature, from colonial and pre-colonial times onwards. Christopher Heywood discusses selected poems, plays and prose works in five literary traditions: Khoisan, Nguni-Sotho, Afrikaans, English, and Indian. The discussion includes over 100 authors and selected works, including poets from Mqhayi, Marais and Campbell to Butler, Serote and Krog, theatre writers from Boniface and Black to Fugard and Mda, and fiction writers from Schreiner and Plaatje to Bessie Head and the Nobel prizewinners Gordimer and Coetzee. The literature is explored in the setting of crises leading to the formation of modern South Africa, notably the rise and fall of the Emperor Shaka's Zulu kingdom, the Colenso crisis, industrialisation, the colonial and post-colonial wars of 1899, 1914, and 1939, and the dissolution of apartheid society. In Heywood's study, South African literature emerges as among the great literatures of the modern world.

When Demons Came to Church

Author: Tony Rowland

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1458377830

Category: Religion

Page: 541

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WHEN DEMONS CAME TO CHURCH This manuscript first began as a journey written for my children, but over the years it soon evolved into a book that would be written for our former President and Leader of our Nation. This book will also unfold lucidly the Spiritual Revelations behind why our President sat under Reverend Wright's ministry for twenty years. It will also give you a strong indication why vast numbers in and outside of the church do not like the so-call Modern and Faith-based Christian Church.