Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Politiek & Geskiedenis Suid Africa / History & Politics South Africa
As a child, Thabo Abram Molefe, along with his family, is impelled into the apartheid-era tradition of rural-to-urban transition. Moving from a farm to a multi-ethnic and vibrant township in the heart of Heidelberg, the birthplace of Eugene Terre' Blanche's AWB, proves to be both a challenge and an adventure as he works to evade the nickname that has followed him as a result — 'maplazini', Sotho for a dumb country bumpkin. Native Boy explores a young man's complex relationship with identity and race, seen through the lens of township life. Moreover, it is about his journey to escape the socio- economic trap of the apartheid regime to forever limit the black man to a life of hardship.