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jonk is not online. Last active: 5/29/2007 7:23:08 AM jonk
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kaffier boy
Posted: 19 Feb 2006 02:09 PM
right now i am reading Kaffier boy. it is very intresting but it is hard to read without getting emtional. I rate this book on a scale from 1-10 a 8.5
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Re: kaffier boy
Posted: 21 Feb 2006 07:13 PM
Hi Jonk,

I read alot too but I have never heard of this one. What's it about?

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Re: to mel about kaffir boy
Posted: 22 Feb 2006 08:57 PM
Kaffir Boy is about a young black South African boy that lives in a black populated area where white South African police raid the black town almost every other day. The book is very emotional and upsetting because it talks about the hard life he had living in a little shack and digging in wealthy peoples trash for food. This book is very good for learning what alot of black South Africans went through but it is sometimes very emotional and hard to read because of that.
Here are some reviews
A black South African learns not to Hate
USA TODAY 3-23-2001
Book Plumbs the Agony of a Man, and His Nation
The New York Times
Some only can dream of school
Education as a powerful weapon of hope
The Arizona Republic
Appearances Are Deceiving
The New York Times
Closing the Racial Communications Gap
The Los Angeles Times
This is a rare look inside the festering adobe shanties of Alexandra, one of South Africa's notorious black townships. Rare because it comes ... from the heart of a passionate young African who grew up there."
— Chicago Tribune

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