Kaffir Boy

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

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: 354
ISBN: 1435211928
Available:
Release: 2008-06-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0452259436
Available:
Release: 1986
Editor: Plume
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recreates the author's boyhood experiences in South Africa.

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 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.

Kaffir Boy in America

Kaffir Boy in America
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 303
ISBN: UOM:39015020689967
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

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

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: PSU:000021995248
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.

An Economic History of South Africa

An Economic History of South Africa
Author: C. H. Feinstein,Reader in Recent Social and Economic History Charles H Feinstein,Feinstein Charles H.
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0521850916
Available:
Release: 2005-06-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines five hundred years of South African economic history.

Banned Books

Banned Books
Author: Robert P. Doyle
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0838986889
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Amer Library Assn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a framework for understanding censorship and the protections guaranteed to us through the first amendment. Interpretations of the uniquely American notion of freedom of expression -- and our freedom to read what we choose -- are supplemented by straightforward, easily accessible information that will inspire further exploration.

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0395858046
Available:
Release: 1997-11
Editor: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A textbook reader for young adults features "Kaffir boy" by Mark Mathabane, plus short stories, poems, and essays designed to build reading comprehension.

Paradise of Bombs

Paradise of Bombs
Author: Scott Russell Sanders
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780807063446
Available:
Release: 2016-02-02
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This award-winning collection moves from the dark and technically astonishing title essay—on growing up within the confines of a huge Army arsenal in Ohio—to reflections on mountain hikes, limestone quarries, and fathers teaching their sons.

The Power of One

The Power of One
Author: Bryce Courtenay
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307786845
Available:
Release: 2011-03-30
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language–English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color–black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive–he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams. But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.

Kaffir Boy in America

Kaffir Boy in America
Author: Mark Mathabane
Pages: 303
ISBN: 0684190435
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

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

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).

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.

A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane s Kaffir Boy

A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane s  Kaffir Boy
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Pages: 52
ISBN: 1375382926
Available:
Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Unknown
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.