Country of My Skull
Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in 1990 after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. In one of the most miraculous events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled. But how could this country - one of spectacular beauty and promise - come to terms with its ugly past? How could its people, whom the oppressive white government had pitted against one another, live side by side as friends and neighbors? To begin the healing process, Nelson Mandela created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, headed by the renowned cleric Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Established in 1995, the commission faced the awesome task of hearing the testimony of the victims of apartheid as well as the oppressors. In this book, Antjie Krog, a South African journalist and poet who has covered the work of the commission, recounts the drama, the horrors, the wrenching personal stories of the victims and their families. Through the testimonies of victims of abuse and violence, from the appearance of Winnie Mandela to former South African president P. W. Botha's extraordinary courthouse press conference, this award-winning poet leads us on an amazing journey.
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Review: Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South AfricaUser Review - Bernelle - Goodreads
It took me many years to even psyche up to read this. It was a gentle, yet honest overview of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a good read. Read full review
Review: Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South AfricaUser Review - Kieran - Goodreads
An incredibly, powerful and moving account of newly post-apartheid South Africa. Although based on factual events, in this book Krog is free to remove objective constraints and write about the ... Read full review
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