New Gig Whispers: Lisa Raye Talks About Role in “Kaffir Boy”
Lisa is on par to participate in the upcoming book to film project, Kaffir Boy, which will be filmed in South Africa. She plays one of the teachers who played a pivotal role in the building blocks that helped a young boy through apartheid. She recently spoke to Hip Hop Hollywood about her excitement to be a part of the project.
It’s something different for me. I’m playing a second grade African teacher with the accent and everything….no makeup no hair no nails no none of that. You know stuff that I normally play. It’s a real character that I can just dig deep down inside. I’ve been waiting to do something like this, so I’m excited about this.
About the book:
Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa is Mark Mathabane’s 1986 autobiography about life under the South African apartheid regime. It focuses on the brutality of the apartheid system and how he escaped from it, and from the township Alexandra, to become a well-known tennis player. He also depicted how the young black children dealt with racism and stereotypes. By embracing education he is able to rise out of despair and destitution and make something of himself.
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