There Was This Goat - Antjie Krog (Paperback)

Investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile

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Barcode
9781869141660
Department
Books
Released
1 Mar 2009
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Antjie Krog
Antjie Krog (Editor)
Nosisi Mpolweni
Nosisi Mpolweni (Editor)
Kopano Ratele
Kopano Ratele (Editor)
Subtitle
Investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Intl Specialized Book Service Inc
Language
English
Number of Pages
235
Dimensions
229 x 171 x 13mm (454g)

Summary

On April 23, 1996, Notrose Nobomvu Konile lifted her hand and swore to tell the truth to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She was the mother of Zabonke Konile, a young man killed in what has become known as the Gugulethu Seven incident. Antjie Krog, reporting as a journalist at the time, was struck by the seeming incoherence of the testimony. In 2004, colleagues Nosisi Mpolweni and Kopano Ratele joined Krog in a closer investigation of Mrs. Konile's words. The resulting three-year collaboration, drawing on different disciplinary and social backgrounds, has produced a fascinating account that leaves no detail of Mrs. Konile's narrative unexplored and poses questions about the unacknowledged assumptions that underpin research in this country. In addition, the book sheds light on the larger and highly relevant issues of how black and white South Africans can build bridges towards understanding one another across the cultural, social, and economic divides that threaten the country's democracy.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
History/World
BISAC Subject 1
History / Africa / South / Republic of South Africa
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural
BISAC Subject 3
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
BIC Classification 1
Cultural studies
BIC Classification 2
Cultural studies
Library Subject 1
Political crimes and offenses; South Africa.
Library Subject 2
Translating and interpreting; South Africa.
Library Subject 3
Translating and interpreting; Social aspects.
Dewey Classification
968.065

Author Bio

ANTJIE KROG is a poet, journalist and extraordinary professor at the University of the Western Cape. NOSISI MPOLWENI is a lecturer in the Xhosa Department at the University of the Western Cape. KOPANO RATELE is a professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at UNISA.