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Kaffir Boy

Author : Mark Mathabane
ISBN : 0684848287
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

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
ISBN : 9781410350329
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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.

Poetry To Make You Think Poetry Based On First They Killed My Father And Kaffir Boy

Author : The 2011-2012 8B students of Washington Technology Magnet
ISBN : 9781300305316
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Haiku and Quatrain poetry written by eighth grade students from Saint Paul, Minnesota expressing their understanding of the books First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers and Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa. The poetry is filled with mature, empathetic responses the readers are sure to value.

360 Degrees Of Reading

Author : W. E. Poplaski
ISBN : 9781598583793
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What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."

South Africa In World History

Author : Iris Berger
ISBN : 0199722099
Genre : History
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This volume begins in the early centuries of the Common Era with the various groups of people who had settled in southern Africa. Stone Age foragers, farmers with iron technology, and pastoralists all interacted to create a complex society before Europeans arrived. In the seventeenth century, Dutch settlers developed a colonial society based on the menial labor of indigenous inhabitants of the Cape and slaves imported from the East Indies and other parts of Africa. British conquest in the early nineteenth century brought an end to slavery, as well as new forms of colonial domination, tension between the British and the original Dutch settlers, armed struggle between expanding European communities and Africans (including the highly militarized Zulu kingdom), and intensive missionary activity that transformed many African societies. The discovery of diamonds and gold in the late nineteenth century brought industrialization based on migrant labor, new clashes between British and Africaaners, the final conquest of African societies, and new European migrants. During the twentieth-century, despite further economic development, African communities were increasingly impoverished. New forms of racial domination lead to the implementation of apartheid in 1948 and heightened political organizing among both African and Africaaner nationalists. The intensification of resistance in the 1970s and '80s coupled with drastic changes in the international balance of power brought an end to the apartheid state in 1994 and an intensified struggle to overcome apartheid's economic and political legacy by building a new nonracial society. The book emphasizes social and cultural history, focusing on people's interactions and identities according to race, class, gender, religion and ethnicity. It also addresses changes in literature (both oral and written), music, and the arts and draws on the extensive biographical and autobiographical literature to provide a personal focus for the discussion of major themes. While this emphasis reflects dominant trends in historical scholarship for the past two decades, it also includes recent material on environmental history and relationships between African Americans and South Africans. Where relevant, it highlights comparisons between South African and U.S. history.

Something About The Author

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ISBN : 078764711X
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

Journal Of Youth Services In Libraries

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Virginia English Bulletin

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Genre : English language
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The Schomburg Center Guide To Black Literature From The Eighteenth Century To The Present

Author : Roger M. Valade
ISBN : 0787602892
Genre : Reference
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This guide acts as a reference for information on the authors, writings, characters, themes, topics, literary theories and events associated with US and international black literature. There are biographies on nearly 500 novelists, poets, critics, playwrights, essayists and historians, as well as synopses of nearly 500 works. It contains 1300 entries, arranged alphabetically and ranging in length from one paragraph to four pages. Other features of the text include: a foreward providing an overview of the history and current status of black literature; a chronology listing birth and death dates of major authors and publication dates of major works; and a subject index.

Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787620343
Genre : Literary Collections
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, 'Contemporary AuthorsĀ® New Revision Series' brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These author profiles are essential to your holdings because

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