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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.

Synopsis:

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812456035
Author:
Mathabane, Mark
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Author:
Mathabane, Mark
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Subject:
Apartheid
Subject:
Mathabane, Mark.
Subject:
Apartheid -- South Africa.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Dimensions:
8.40x5.40x1.10 in. .90 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Africa » South Africa
History and Social Science » World History » Africa

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