Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy

by

Mark Mathabane

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Kaffir

an extremely offensive South African term for a black person, comparable to the N-word in the U.S. read analysis of Kaffir

Tsotsis

African gangsters, often involved with organized crime. read analysis of Tsotsis

Bantu

People from Sub-Saharan Africa who speak the Ntu languages. In apartheid South Africa, the term commonly refers to black people more broadly. read analysis of Bantu

Apartheid

South Africa’s system of laws that enforced strict racial segregation, benefiting white people and disenfranchising black people, that existed from 1948 until the mid-1990s. read analysis of Apartheid

Coloured

A term for a person of mixed European (white) and African (black) ancestry) used in South Africa during the apartheid. read analysis of Coloured
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