Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Release: 2008-06-26
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 354
ISBN: 1435211928
Language: en
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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
Release: 1998
Editor: Turtleback
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0606207481
Language: en
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How the author raised himself from squalor in the streets of South Africa.

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1236215331
Language: en
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Kaffir Boy

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

Miriam s Song

Miriam s Song
Author: Miriam Mathabane,Mark Mathabane
Release: 2001-06-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780743203241
Language: en
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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
Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781510712621
Language: en
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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.

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
Release: 2016
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 22
ISBN: 9781410350329
Language: en
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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.

Love in Black and White

Love in Black and White
Author: Mark Mathabane,Gail Mathabane
Release: 1993
Editor: Perennial
Pages: 274
ISBN: PSU:000021995248
Language: en
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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.

African Women

African Women
Author: Mark Mathabane
Release: 1994
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 410
ISBN: UVA:X002473491
Language: en
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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 Proud Liberal

The Proud Liberal
Author: Mark Mathabane
Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0967233348
Language: en
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In The Proud Liberal, bestselling author Mark Mathabane tackles head-on two of America¿s most current and explosive issues ¿ terrorism and race. Drawing on voluminous research on the confluence of domestic and international terrorism, and on 14 years of closely observing the interplay of politics and race while living in the South, Mathabane weaves a fascinating tale of what happens when a leader abandons his principles in order to win political office. When Lawrence Ramsey decides to run for governor of North Carolina, he has no idea that the fate of his beloved daughter¿s newborn child will become central to the struggle to save America from Bin Laden¿s plan to carry out the worst terrorist act since 9/11. Skillfully blending fact with fiction, The Proud Liberal is replete with unforgettable characters, exotic locations and sudden twists. This tour-de-force political thriller will keep the reader guessing until the very end and will galvanize all those who care about justice, America¿s future, and the world¿s struggle against terrorism.Mark Mathabane came of age in apartheid South Africa and has lived and worked in America since 1978. He is the author of Kaffir Boy, Kaffir Boy in America, Love in Black and White, African Women: Three Generations, and Miriam's Song. He lectures at schools and colleges nationwide on race, education and our common humanity. He and his family live in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at www.mathabane.com.

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes
Author: Joan Ryan
Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: Doubleday
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307828552
Language: en
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A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.

The Boy Book

The Boy Book
Author: E. Lockhart
Release: 2008-04-22
Editor: Delacorte Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780375848803
Language: en
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From E. Lockhart, author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes The Boy Book, the second book in the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver novels. Here is how things stand at the beginning of newly-licensed driver Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep: • Kim: Not speaking. But far away in Tokyo. • Cricket: Not speaking. • Nora: Speaking--sort of. Chatted a couple times this summer when they bumped into each other outside of school--once shopping in the U District, and once in the Elliot Bay Bookstore. But she hadn't called Ruby, or anything. • Noel: Didn't care what anyone thinks. • Meghan: Didn't have any other friends. • Dr. Z: Speaking. • And Jackson. The big one. Not speaking. But, by Winter Break, a new job, an unlikely but satisfying friend combo, additional entries to The Boy Book and many difficult decisions help Ruby to see that there is, indeed, life outside the Tate Universe.

Kaffir Boy in America

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

Selected from Kaffir Boy

Selected from Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Release: 1991
Editor: Literacy Volunteers of
Pages: 63
ISBN: 0929631285
Language: en
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True story about the author's experience growing up black in South Africa, and short history of South Africa.

Banned Books

Banned Books
Author: Robert P. Doyle
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Amer Library Assn
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0838985475
Language: en
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Provides information on banned books and ways to organize programs in support of the First Amendment.

Banned in the U S A

Banned in the U S A
Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Release: 2002
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0313311668
Language: en
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Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Release: 2006
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0313328552
Language: en
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Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky
Author: Benjamin Ajak,Benson Deng,Alephonsion Deng,Judy A. Bernstein
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781610395991
Language: en
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A stunning literary survival story of three young Sudanese boys, two brothers and a cousin—hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “moving, beautifully written account, by turns warm and tender.” Between 1987 and 1989, Alepho, Benjamin, and Benson, like tens of thousands of young boys, took flight from the massacres of Sudan's civil war. They became known as the Lost Boys. With little more than the clothes on their backs, sometimes not even that, they streamed out over Sudan in search of refuge. Their journey led them first to Ethiopia and then, driven back into Sudan, toward Kenya. They walked nearly one thousand miles, sustained only by the sheer will to live. They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky is the three boys' account of that unimaginable journey. With the candor and the purity of their child's-eye-vision, Alephonsian, Benjamin, and Benson recall by turns: how they endured the hunger and strength-sapping illnesses—dysentery, malaria, and yellow fever; how they dodged the life-threatening predators—lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers alike—that dogged their footsteps; and how they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them. Their story is a lyrical, captivating, timeless portrait of a childhood hurled into wartime and how they had the good fortune and belief in themselves to survive.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe
Author: Raymond Arsenault
Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781439189054
Language: en
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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).

Apartheid Vertigo

Apartheid Vertigo
Author: David M. Matsinhe
Release: 2016-05-23
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781317180210
Language: en
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Apartheid vertigo, the dizzying sensation following prolonged oppression and delusions of skin colour, is the focus of this book. For centuries, the colour-code shaped state and national ideals, created social and emotional distances between social groups, permeated public and private spheres, and dehumanized Africans of all nationalities in South Africa. Two decades after the demise of official apartheid, despite four successive black governments, apartheid vertigo still distorts South Africa's postcolonial reality. The colour-code endures, but now in postcolonial masks. Political freedom notwithstanding, vast sections of the black citizenry have adopted and adapted the code to fit the new reality. This vertiginous reality is manifest in the neo-apartheid ideology of Makwerekwere - the postcolonial colour-code mobilized to distinguish black outsiders from black insiders. Apartheid vertigo ranges from negative sentiments to outright violence against black outsiders, including insults, humiliations, extortions, searches, arrests, detentions, deportations, tortures, rapes, beatings, and killings. Ironically, the victims are not only the outsiders against whom the code is mobilized but also the insiders who mobilize it. Drawing on evidence from interviews, observation, press articles, reports, research monographs, and history, this book unravels the synergies of history, migration, nationalism, black group relations, and violence in South Africa, deconstructing the idea of visible differences between black nationals and black foreign nationals. The book demonstrates that in South Africa, violence always lurks on the surface of everyday life with the potential to burst through the fragile limits set upon it and possibly escalate to ethnic cleansing.