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Which perpetrators qualify for amnesty?

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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. At times I was disturbed, at times confused, at times horrified. This is an utterly mesmerizing book – not only because of the events it describes, anntjie history captured, the relationships transcribed, but also because of the prose. 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.

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I am truly thankful I read this wonderful book. Nov 16, Sam rated it it was amazing. Ever since Nelson Mandela dramatically walked out of prison in after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. They appeared before the Commission as un-appointed representatives of a whole system of abuse.


Many profound questions are deliberately raised, such as Who is responsible for the shame and dishonor of apartheid? Wasn’t really crazy about this book. Although it skulll a good read, brilliant, it is a tough read.

COUNTRY OF MY SKULL by Antjie Krog | Kirkus Reviews

She’s roundabout, frustrating, tell-all, reserved, and contradictory in the extreme. Its key is negotiation Can this hand be played, or do we wait for a new generation to take our place? Her poetic prose reports, questions, and celebrates the anguish, anger, and justification surrounding the stories truths of the victims and perpetrators of apartheid. How does one rebuild a relationship when one is dishonored?

Why must perpetrators acknowledge the wrong they did?

The one that Antjie Krog attempts to write about from the inside out? Andries, Susan, Philip, and Willem.

Trivia About Country of My Sku This book by a white, multi-generational SA journalist tells in gory detail about the complex racial crimes atjie presented to the TRC, including the impact on her. Transformation Where love meets social justice. She has published eight volumes of poetry. Please provide an email address. She wrestles with each idea, with each personal and national struggle in a chameleon-like display of writing that can at times be insightful, inspiring, poetic, analytic, emotional, political, historical, and even humorous–but always thinking and feeling deeply.

Apr 05, Barry Levy rated it it was amazing.

Since the commission began its work, it has been the central player in a drama that has riveted the country. Jan 21, Larkin Tackett rated it liked it. Through the testimonies of victims of abuse and violence, from the appearance of Winnie Mandela to former South African president P.


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. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Those asking for amnesty were not officially required to show remorse, only to give a true account of their crimes. Has there ever been a harder or m [mother identifying her dead son But what really put me off was that she leads the reader to believe that this is not in fact about zkull but about the nation, about the collective trauma of the past and about the victims.

Krog’s powerful prose lures the reader actively and inventively through a mosaic of insights, impressions, and secret themes. This book, like the Commission itself, puts the personal experiences of individuals at the heart of South Africa’s evolving history. So I sit around.

Every testimony, every question, every decision to forgive or not to forgive is wrapped in the messy details of painful personal and political histories.