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Mark Mathabane first came to prominence with the publication of Kaffir Boy, which became a New York Times bestseller. His story of growing up in South Africa was one of the most riveting accounts of life under apartheid. Mathabane's newest book, Miriam's Song, is the story of Mark's sister, who was left behind in South Africa. It is the gripping tale of a woman — representative of an entire generation — who came of age amid the violence and rebellion of the 1980s and finally saw the destruction of apartheid and the birth of a new, democratic South Africa.

Mathabane writes in Miriam's voice based on stories she told him, but he has re-created her unforgettable experience as only someone who also lived through it could. The immediacy of the hardships that brother and sister endured — from daily school beatings to overwhelming poverty — is balanced by the beauty of their childhood observations and the true affection that they have for each other.

About the Author

Mark Mathabane is a bestselling author and lecturer whose book Kaffir Boy raised national consciousness about the horrors of apartheid in South Africa. He has been a White House Fellow during the Clinton Administration and continues to write books and articles about education, race relations, social justice, and human rights abuses around the world. He lives in North Carolina with his extended family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743203241
Mathabane, Mark:
As Told to
Author:
Mathabane, Mark
Mathabane, Mark:
As Told to
Author:
Mathabane, Miriam
Author:
Mathabane, Mark
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Apartheid
Subject:
Alexandria
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Mathabane, Miriam
Subject:
Blacks - South Africa - Alexandria
Subject:
Biography-Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
FS-157-00
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 14.77 oz

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