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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Few middle and upper class Americans, whether they are black or white, can fathom the extent of humiliation, suffering, and brutality that black people are currently enduring as a result of the South African apartheid policy. Mark Mathabane's autobiographical book Kaffir Boy documents the inhumane treatment of blacks in that society and relates the "meaning of this policy in human terms." The book gives the reader insight into the daily life of a black family struggling to survive in the midst of hatred and bigotry.
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