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Title:Country of my skull: guilt, sorrow, and the limits of forgiveness in the New South Africa
Author:Krog, AntjieISNI
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Times Books/Random House
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:truth and reconciliation commissions
Abstract:The South Africans who negotiated the tortuous route toward the 1994 elections knew that if the country was to sustain its peaceful transition to democracy, the voices of those who had suffered at the hands of the apartheid State had to be heard. All South Africans would have to learn as much as possible about the causes, nature, and extent of the human rights violations during South Africa's apartheid period. To begin the healing process the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established in 1995. It faced the awesome task of hearing the testimony of the victims of apartheid as well as the oppressors. In this book, the author, who has covered the work of the Commission for SABC radio, recounts the drama, the horrors, the wrenching personal stories of the victims and their families.