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Eclectic Book Club: Kaffir Boy

Mathabane describes his life growing up in a non-white ghetto outside Johannesburg--and how he escaped its horrors. Hard work and faith in education played key roles, and Mathabane eventually won a tennis scholarship to an American university. This is not, needless to say, an opportunity afforded to many of the poor blacks who make up most of South Africa's population. And yet Mathabane reveals their troubled world on these pages in a way that only someone who has lived this life can.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Kaffir Boy
Author: 
Mark Mathabane
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Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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