117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 26, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 160 pages
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An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activists

An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First's isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963. Upon her arrest, she was detained in solitary confinement under South Africa's notorious ninety-day detention law. This is the story of the war of nerves that ensued between First and her Special Branch captors-a work that remains a classic portrait of oppression and the dignity of the human spirit.
  

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Contents

Title Page
Chapter Two ON LIVING IN A POLICE STATION
Chapter Three ISOLATION IN A VACUUM
Chapter Four PUTTING ON THE PRESSURE
Chapter Five NO PLACE FOR YOU
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