Country of My Skull - Antjie Krog (Paperback)

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For more than two years, Antjie Krog worked in acute engagement with the many voices that arose in and around South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. From the legislative genesis of the Commission, through the testimonies of victims of abuse and violence, the revelations from apartheid’s operatives, the appearance of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and former president PW Botha’s courthouse press conference, to the Commission’s meeting with the media on Robben Island early in 1998 – this award-winning poet leads us on an extraordinary odyssey.

Product Details

Barcode
9781770220744
Department
Books
Released
31 Dec 2017
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Antjie Krog
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
Language
English
Dimensions
210 x 148 x 15mm (435g)

Summary

'This is Antjie Samuel reporting from Ladybrand ...' For more than two years, Antjie Krog worked in acute engagement with the many voices that arose in and around South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. From the legislative genesis of the Commission, through the testimonies of victims of abuse and violence, the revelations from apartheid's operatives, the appearance of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and former president PW Botha's courthouse press conference, to the Commission's meeting with the media on Robben Island early in 1998 - this award-winning poet leads us on an extraordinary odyssey. Country of My Skull captures the complexity of the Truth Commission's work in a uniquely personal narrative which is harrowing, illuminating and provocative. Krog's powerful prose lures the reader actively and inventively through a mosaic of insights, impressions and secret themes, taking us beneath the big movements of the Truth Commission - and beyond ...into the very heart of what it means to be a South African today.

Classification

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / General
BIC Classification 1
Biography: historical, political & military