Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography (Mark Mathabane)

"There is a death far worse than physical death, and that is the death of the mind and soul, when, despite toiling night and day, under sweltering heat, torrential rain, blistering winds, you still cannot make enough to clothe, shelter and feed your loved ones, suffering miles away, forcibly separated from you."

"There is a death far worse than physical death, and that is the death of the mind and soul, when, despite toiling night and day, under sweltering heat, torrential rain, blistering winds, you still cannot make enough to clothe, shelter and feed your loved ones, suffering miles away, forcibly separated from you."

South Africa / 1986

This is probably one of the most shocking books you'll ever read. It's about the author's coming of age in the Alexandria township during apartheid. It gives a raw, insider's look at the horrors that people faced under white rule in South Africa. 

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