Birth Order In Mark Mathabane's Kaffir Boy

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According to Karin Lehnardt, first born children have a higher chance of making $100,000 a year than their siblings. Linda Blair, a clinical psychologist claims, “ Birth order, put in its proper context, is a key that can unlock personalities and give you a new perspective on human nature.” Similarly, zodiac signs, adopted by the Babylonians are used to predict what type of a person you will grow up to be. Alfred Adler was one of the first ideologists to suggest that birth order can shape your character. The birth order effect is useful in determining a person’s traits and behavior, as illustrated in Mark Mathabane’s book “Kaffir Boy” and experiences from my personal life.

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