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Dec 18, Pages Buy. Aug 08, Pages. Dec 18, Pages. Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in 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. Repressive laws mandating separation of the races were thrown out. The country, which had been carved into a crazy quilt that reserved the most prosperous areas for whites and the most desolate and backward for blacks, was reunited.
The dreaded and dangerous security force, which for years had systematically tortured, spied upon, and harassed people of color and their white supporters, 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?
Established inthe commission faced the awesome task of hearing the testimony of the victims of apartheid as well as the oppressors.
Amnesty was granted to those who offered a full confession of any crimes associated with apartheid. Since the commission began its work, it has been the central player in a drama that has riveted the country.
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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 sklul violence, from the appearance of Winnie Mandela to former South African president P. The narrative is often traumatic, vivid, and provocative. From the Trade Paperback edition. Antjie Krog was born in Kroonstad, South Africa.
She has published eight volumes of poetry.
Her first prose work, Account of a Murder, was published in She received the Pringle Award for excellence in journalism for her reporting on… More about Antjie Krog. Antjie Krog writes with the sensitivity of countrj poet and the clarity of a journalist. Country of My Skull is a must-read for all who are fascinated by this unique attempt to deal with antije post-conflict context.
It is a beautiful and powerful book.
This elegant manifesto oof justice will haunt the soul long after the reading is done. African World History Domestic Politics. About Country of My Skull Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. Inspired by Your Browsing History.
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