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am 20. August 2017
Coming of age in a racially charged country where division and or discrimination are the norms, and constitute parts of the law of the land is an emotionally disturbing or distressing process for anybody, let alone a young man. Whether it is about colonialism and Fascism/Nazism as "Disciples of Fortune" succinctly portrays; whether it is about slavery as depicted in "Uncle Tom's Cabin", nobody should be made to grow up feeling or knowing that society or let alone his government of the system considers him or her, or the group he or she comes from as undesirables. However, Mark Mathabane ups our insight into the most advanced form of state discrimination, which was first literalized by "Cry The Beloved Country" by the masterly crafted "Kaffir Boy", his powerful autobiography that takes us through his shocking but revealing life in a system that traumatizes those it is designed to subjugate, an injurious process whose effects could take generations to undo. The ugliness of Apartheid South Africa is brought to the reader through the story of this simple victim who refused to see himself as one, and it is written in a strong voice, clearness, and humaneness that is truly enriching. This is a book for eternity.