Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0684848287
Available:
Release: 1986
Editor: Free Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0606207481
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How the author raised himself from squalor in the streets of South Africa.

Kaffir Boy The True Story of a Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Kaffir Boy  The True Story of a Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0812456033
Available:
Release: 1998-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written with courage and conviction, Mark Mathbane's reveals the extraordinary memoir of growing up in a world under apartheid. B&W photo insert.

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 354
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063277516
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Plume
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

African Women

African Women
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 366
ISBN: UVA:X002473491
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author recounts the saga of his grandmother, mother, and sister, who survived extraordinary conditions under apartheid and raised families despite an atmosphere of violence

The Great Acceleration

The Great Acceleration
Author: J. R. McNeill,Peter Engelke
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9780674545038
Available:
Release: 2016-04-04
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a new age—the Anthropocene. Humans have altered the planet’s biogeochemical systems without consciously managing them. The Great Acceleration explains the causes, consequences, and uncertainties of this massive uncontrolled experiment.

Miriam s Song

Miriam s Song
Author: Miriam Mathabane,Mark Mathabane
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780743203241
Available:
Release: 2001-06-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relates the story of a woman who came of age amid the violence of South Africa in the 1980s and finally saw the destruction of apartheid and the birth of a democratic nation.

The Proud Liberal

The Proud Liberal
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0967233348
Available:
Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Proud Liberal, bestselling author Mark Mathabane tackles head-on two of America¿s most current and explosive issues ¿ terrorism and race. Drawing on voluminous research on the confluence of domestic and international terrorism, and on 14 years of closely observing the interplay of politics and race while living in the South, Mathabane weaves a fascinating tale of what happens when a leader abandons his principles in order to win political office. When Lawrence Ramsey decides to run for governor of North Carolina, he has no idea that the fate of his beloved daughter¿s newborn child will become central to the struggle to save America from Bin Laden¿s plan to carry out the worst terrorist act since 9/11. Skillfully blending fact with fiction, The Proud Liberal is replete with unforgettable characters, exotic locations and sudden twists. This tour-de-force political thriller will keep the reader guessing until the very end and will galvanize all those who care about justice, America¿s future, and the world¿s struggle against terrorism.Mark Mathabane came of age in apartheid South Africa and has lived and worked in America since 1978. He is the author of Kaffir Boy, Kaffir Boy in America, Love in Black and White, African Women: Three Generations, and Miriam's Song. He lectures at schools and colleges nationwide on race, education and our common humanity. He and his family live in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at www.mathabane.com.

Kaffir Boy in America

Kaffir Boy in America
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 303
ISBN: UOM:39015016234612
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Scribner
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Selected from Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 63
ISBN: 0929631285
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Literacy Volunteers of
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Lessons of Ubuntu

The Lessons of Ubuntu
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781510712621
Available:
Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A roadmap to healing America’s wounds, bridging the racial divide, and diminishing our anger. Mathabane touched the hearts of millions of people around the world with his powerful memoir, Kaffir Boy, about growing up under apartheid in South Africa and was praised by Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton. In his new book, The Lessons of Ubuntu: How an African Philosophy Can Inspire Racial Healing in America, Mathabane draws on his experiences with racism and racial healing in both Africa and America, where he has lived for the past thirty-seven years, to provide a timely and provocative approach to the search for solutions to America’s biggest and most intractable social problem: the divide between the races. In his new book, Mathabane tells what each of us can do to become agents for racial healing and justice by learning how to practice the ten principles of Ubuntu, an African philosophy based on the concept of our shared humanity. The book’s chapters on obstacles correlate to chapters on Ubuntu principles: The Teaching of Hatred vs. Empathy Racial Classification vs. Compromise Profiling vs. Learning Mutual Distrust vs. Nonviolence Black Bigotry vs. Change Dehumanization vs. Fogiveness The Church and White Supremacy vs. Restorative Justice Lack of Empathy vs. Love The Myth That Blacks and Whites Are Monolithic vs. Spirituality Self-Segregation: American Apartheid vs. Hope By practicing Ubuntu in our daily lives, we can learn that hatred is not innate, that even racists can change, and that diversity is America’s greatest strength and the key to ensuring our future. Concerned by the violent protests on university campuses and city streets, and the killing of black men by the police, Mathabane challenges both blacks and whites to use the lessons of Ubuntu to overcome the stereotypes and mistaken beliefs that we have about each other so that we can connect as allies in the quest for racial justice.

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

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
Pages: 22
ISBN: 9781410350329
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Love in Black and White

Love in Black and White
Author: Mark Mathabane,Gail Mathabane
Pages: 274
ISBN: 0060923717
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An interracial couple share how they were able to overcome their own prejudices and considerable social pressure to forge a healthy marriage and family, despite the odds. By the author of Kaffir Boy. Reprint. National ad/promo.

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1236215331
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Soccer Fence

The Soccer Fence
Author: Phil Bildner
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780698149724
Available:
Release: 2014-03-13
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a country struggling with acceptance, hope can come in many different forms. As a boy, Hector loved playing soccer in his small Johannesburg township. He dreamed of playing on a real pitch with the boys from another part of the city, but apartheid made that impossible. Then, in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison, and apartheid began to crumble. The march toward freedom in South Africa was a slow one, but when the beloved Bafana Bafana national soccer team won the African Cup of Nations, Hector realized that dreams once impossible could now come true. This poignant story of friendship artfully depicts a brief but critical moment in South Africa’s history and the unique role that sports can play in bringing people together.

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0330297090
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Apartheid Vertigo

Apartheid Vertigo
Author: Dr David M Matsinhe
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781409494898
Available:
Release: 2013-01-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Banned Books

Banned Books
Author: Robert P. Doyle
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0838985475
Available:
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Amer Library Assn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides information on banned books and ways to organize programs in support of the First Amendment.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe
Author: Raymond Arsenault
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781439189054
Available:
Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A “thoroughly captivating biography” (The San Francisco Chronicle) of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual. Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943, by the age of eleven, Arthur Ashe was one of the state’s most talented black tennis players. He became the first African American to play for the US Davis Cup team in 1963, and two years later he won the NCAA singles championship. In 1968, he rose to a number one national ranking. Turning professional in 1969, he soon became one of the world’s most successful tennis stars, winning the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring in 1980, he served four years as the US Davis Cup captain and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985. In this “deep, detailed, thoughtful chronicle” (The New York Times Book Review), Raymond Arsenault chronicles Ashe’s rise to stardom on the court. But much of the book explores his off-court career as a human rights activist, philanthropist, broadcaster, writer, businessman, and celebrity. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ashe gained renown as an advocate for sportsmanship, education, racial equality, and the elimination of apartheid in South Africa. But from 1979 on, he was forced to deal with a serious heart condition that led to multiple surgeries and blood transfusions, one of which left him HIV-positive. After devoting the last ten months of his life to AIDS activism, Ashe died in February 1993 at the age of forty-nine, leaving an inspiring legacy of dignity, integrity, and active citizenship. Based on prodigious research, including more than one hundred interviews, Arthur Ashe puts Ashe in the context of both his time and the long struggle of African-American athletes seeking equal opportunity and respect, and “will serve as the standard work on Ashe for some time” (Library Journal, starred review).

Kgalema Motlanthe

Kgalema Motlanthe
Author: Ebrahim Harvey
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781431404384
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Jacana Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presenting a superb account of a man characterized by his reticence, this biography offers rare and thorough insight into the life of one of South Africa’s most powerful men: Kgalema Motlanthe. From Motlanthe’s ancestral family to his political awakenings as he discovered the African National Congress, this account traces Motlanthe’s political path to becoming the third president of the Republic of South Africa. With impeccable timing and a real sense of history, this book contains wide-ranging interviews with Motlanthe himself as well as with family members, friends, comrades, and leading figures in political organizations, civil society, academia, and the media. Unsparing in its scope, detailed in its revelations, and rigorously critical in its analysis, this biography reveals not only the complex politician but also the very human nature of the man.