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And the accounts show the effects on those who suffered as a result. No trivia or quizzes yet. But what really put me off was that she leads the reader to believe that this is not in fact about her but about the nation, about the collective trauma of the past and about the victims.

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These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Even when I type it, it ends up as either turth or trth.

Mthintso says a man who didn’t break under torture was respected by the police. The Great War, and how it ended. Sections openDemocracy Free thinking for the world. Basically, three genres in one. This book by a white, multi-generational SA journalist county in gory detail about the complex racial crimes as presented to the TRC, including the impact on her.

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At the heart of this book is the concept of reconciliation – of how to move on after being victimized; of whether it’s possible; of what circumstances allow forgiveness to flourish; of whether forgiveness is ever a necessary prerequisite for healing. If you’re up for that and counttry more, there’s plenty of works made about the TRC — a particular highlight is the film ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day. Can this hand be played, or do we wait for a new generation to take our place?

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I read it in class and I noticed that quite a few of the women in the class- hardy, intelligent souls, all- were really disturbed by the virulent sexism and brute, authorized sadism that was mostly gotten away with under a terrifying point in global hist Morally brave, politically brave, aesthetically challenging, disturbingly detailed, passionately felt, exacting in its witness to outrage.

Feb 24, Antkie rated it really liked it. The accounts of victims and perpetrators explain modern South Africa. To not do so would be to abandon the idea behind the TRC that pain must be discussed and brought into the open before it can be healed.

Should she stick to the facts, or insert her artistic license to akull out the truth behind the facts? I remember learning about SA’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission TRC –the country’s post-apartheid restorative justice system–and wondering how a similar process would work in the US. Is it just a publicity stunt or will the truth come out? Antjie Oof was born in Kroonstad, South Countey. Two, the horrific genocide and torture that South Antiie went through t I read Country of My Skull as a requirement for an African literature class.

The tragedies endured by normal civilians are heart-breaking. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Apr 05, Barry Levy rated it it was amazing. The book can be understood as having three main elements: It is flat out humbling to grasp even a little of what people have endured, to consider how good humans get at denying the humanity of another.


Security for the future: Country of My Skull captures the complexity of the Truth Commission’s work. Reconciliation is not only sjull process. While I wished for more context about certain characters and events, and sometimes couldn’t tell what was the author’s or another’s voice, several parts of the book struck me.

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Antjei has to be this part of the country that turns us inside out, that renders us: I have never bedded that word in a poem. But I carried it through the three countries I have lived in since. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. How can a new sense of humanity be fostered?

In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled. Oct 23, Hosanna rated it it was ok Shelves: She is mar Krog grew up on a farm, attending primary and secondary school in Kroonstad.

As smull South African, this is an important read, it forced me to look at parts of our history that were not taught in history classes.