Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780606207485
ISBN 13: 0606207481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaffir Boy Book Review:

How the author raised himself from squalor in the streets of South Africa.

Kaffir Boy The True Story of a Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Kaffir Boy  The True Story of a Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa
Author: Mark Mathabane
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1998-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780812456035
ISBN 13: 0812456033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaffir Boy The True Story of a Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Book Review:

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

Kaffir Boy in America

Kaffir Boy in America
Author: Mark Mathabane
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780684190433
ISBN 13: 0684190435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaffir Boy in America Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Literacy Volunteers of
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780929631288
ISBN 13: 0929631285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected from Kaffir Boy Book Review:

True story about the author's experience growing up black in South Africa, and short history of South Africa.

The Lessons of Ubuntu

The Lessons of Ubuntu
Author: Mark Mathabane
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 1510712623
ISBN 13: 9781510712621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lessons of Ubuntu Book Review:

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.

The Proud Liberal

The Proud Liberal
Author: Mark Mathabane
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780967233345
ISBN 13: 0967233348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Proud Liberal Book Review:

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.

Chinese American Portraits

Chinese American Portraits
Author: Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780295975528
ISBN 13: 0295975520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese American Portraits Book Review:

Provides personal histories of Chinese Americans who have lived through the twentieth century in the United States, including their difficulties during the exclusion era of World War II

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Author: Craig Nelson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 1451660510
ISBN 13: 9781451660517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pearl Harbor Book Review:

“A valuable reexamination” (Booklist, starred review) of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by a New York Times bestselling author. The America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when an armada of 354 Japanese warplanes supported by aircraft carriers, destroyers, and midget submarines suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness follows the sailors, soldiers, pilots, diplomats, admirals, generals, emperor, and president as they engineer, fight, and react to this stunningly dramatic moment in world history. Beginning in 1914, bestselling author Craig Nelson maps the road to war, when Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, attended the laying of the keel of the USS Arizona at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Writing with vivid intimacy, Nelson traces Japan’s leaders as they lurch into ultranationalist fascism, which culminates in their scheme to terrify America with one of the boldest attacks ever waged. Within seconds, the country would never be the same. Backed by a research team’s five years of work, as well as Nelson’s thorough re-examination of the original evidence assembled by federal investigators, this page-turning and definitive work “weaves archival research, interviews, and personal experiences from both sides into a blow-by-blow narrative of destruction liberally sprinkled with individual heroism, bizarre escapes, and equally bizarre tragedies” (Kirkus Reviews). Nelson delivers all the terror, chaos, violence, tragedy, and heroism of the attack in stunning detail, and offers surprising conclusions about the tragedy’s unforeseen and resonant consequences that linger even today.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu
Author: Mark Mathabane
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780967233307
ISBN 13: 0967233305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ubuntu Book Review:

This electrifying thriller set in post-apartheid South Africa tells the story of Liefling, an Afrikaner human rights lawyer, and Makhado, a proud Venda whose sense of justice is severely tested when he learns the bitter truth about his beloved son, Gideon. Ubuntu's plot and characters illuminate better than any history book the corrupting evil of apartheid, the atrocities committed by ruthless death squads in its defense, and the heroism of many of its opponents, black and white.

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
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1410350320
ISBN 13: 9781410350329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Mark Mathabane s Kaffir Boy The True Story of Black Youth s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa Book Review:

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.

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe
Author: Raymond Arsenault
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 1439189056
ISBN 13: 9781439189054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arthur Ashe Book Review:

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).

The South African Gandhi

The South African Gandhi
Author: Ashwin Desai,Goolem Vahed
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN 10: 0804797226
ISBN 13: 9780804797221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The South African Gandhi Book Review:

In the pantheon of freedom fighters, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has pride of place. His fame and influence extend far beyond India and are nowhere more significant than in South Africa. "India gave us a Mohandas, we gave them a Mahatma," goes a popular South African refrain. Contemporary South African leaders, including Mandela, have consistently lauded him as being part of the epic battle to defeat the racist white regime. The South African Gandhi focuses on Gandhi's first leadership experiences and the complicated man they reveal—a man who actually supported the British Empire. Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed unveil a man who, throughout his stay on African soil, stayed true to Empire while showing a disdain for Africans. For Gandhi, whites and Indians were bonded by an Aryan bloodline that had no place for the African. Gandhi's racism was matched by his class prejudice towards the Indian indentured. He persistently claimed that they were ignorant and needed his leadership, and he wrote their resistances and compromises in surviving a brutal labor regime out of history. The South African Gandhi writes the indentured and working class back into history. The authors show that Gandhi never missed an opportunity to show his loyalty to Empire, with a particular penchant for war as a means to do so. He served as an Empire stretcher-bearer in the Boer War while the British occupied South Africa, he demanded guns in the aftermath of the Bhambatha Rebellion, and he toured the villages of India during the First World War as recruiter for the Imperial army. This meticulously researched book punctures the dominant narrative of Gandhi and uncovers an ambiguous figure whose time on African soil was marked by a desire to seek the integration of Indians, minus many basic rights, into the white body politic while simultaneously excluding Africans from his moral compass and political ideals.

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy
Author: Mark Mathabane
Publsiher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1997-11-05
ISBN 10: 9780395858042
ISBN 13: 0395858046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaffir Boy Book Review:

A textbook reader for young adults features "Kaffir boy" by Mark Mathabane, plus short stories, poems, and essays designed to build reading comprehension.

The Book of Bunny Suicides

The Book of Bunny Suicides
Author: Andy Riley
Publsiher: Hodder
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN 10: 1444709135
ISBN 13: 9781444709131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Bunny Suicides Book Review:

Wickedly ingenious and surreal ideas for all the little fluffy rabbits in this world who just don't want to live anymore, with bonus material from Andy Riley's sketchbook.

Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307430995
ISBN 13: 9780307430991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funny in Farsi Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News

Banned Books

Banned Books
Author: Robert P. Doyle
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780838986882
ISBN 13: 0838986889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banned Books Book Review:

Provides a framework for understanding censorship and the protections guaranteed to us through the first amendment. Interpretations of the uniquely American notion of freedom of expression -- and our freedom to read what we choose -- are supplemented by straightforward, easily accessible information that will inspire further exploration.

Apartheid Vertigo

Apartheid Vertigo
Author: Dr David M Matsinhe
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-01-28
ISBN 10: 1409494896
ISBN 13: 9781409494898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apartheid Vertigo Book Review:

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.

Banned in the U S A

Banned in the U S A
Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780313311666
ISBN 13: 0313311668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banned in the U S A Book Review:

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.

African Short Stories

African Short Stories
Author: Chinua Achebe,Catherine Lynette Innes
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780435905361
ISBN 13: 0435905368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Short Stories Book Review:

A selection of the best African stories written between 1960 and 1985.

South Africa in World History

South Africa in World History
Author: Iris Berger
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-03-27
ISBN 10: 9780199722099
ISBN 13: 0199722099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South Africa in World History Book Review:

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.