Mrs. Smith is Granny’s employer, a kind white English woman who believes apartheid is horrible. Mrs. Smith demonstrates to Mathabane that not all white people are evil, and she give Mathabane clothing and books to read, kindling his love for English literature. Most importantly, Mrs. Smith introduces Mathabane to tennis when she gives him an old wooden racket.
Mrs. Smith Quotes in Kaffir Boy
The Kaffir Boy quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Smith or refer to Mrs. Smith. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Touchstone edition of Kaffir Boy published in 1986.).
Chapter 30 Quotes
“Yes, I do believe in the Bible. That’s why I cannot accept the laws of this country. We white people are hypocrites. We call ourselves Christians, yet our deeds make the Devil look like a saint. I sometimes wish I hadn’t left England.”
Mrs. Smith Character Timeline in Kaffir Boy
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Smith appears in Kaffir Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...“Kaffirs can’t read, speak, or write English like white people because they have smaller brains.” Mrs. Smith walks into the room as Clyde is saying this and scolds him again, saying that... (full context)