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Coming To Terms South Africa's Search For Truth By Martin Meredith,

  • Title: Coming To Terms South Africa's Search For Truth
  • Author: Martin Meredith
  • ISBN: 9781903985090
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • Coming to Terms is a groundbreaking consideration of a country s attempts to put a troubled history behind it and reach a new stage of development Martin Meredith takes an unprecedented look into the key cases presented to the commission both those involving well known figures such as Stephen Biko and Winnie Mandela, and those that deal with the routine violence and torComing to Terms is a groundbreaking consideration of a country s attempts to put a troubled history behind it and reach a new stage of development Martin Meredith takes an unprecedented look into the key cases presented to the commission both those involving well known figures such as Stephen Biko and Winnie Mandela, and those that deal with the routine violence and torture that shaped the lives of average South Africans In vivid narrative and dramatic testimony he brings to life many stories of individuals heroes, villains, and those who fell uneasily into the grey area in between as well as the larger story of a country attempting to move beyond a legacy of violence.
    Coming To Terms South Africa s Search For Truth Coming to Terms is a groundbreaking consideration of a country s attempts to put a troubled history behind it and reach a new stage of development Martin Meredith takes an unprecedented look into the

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    1. This was a very difficult book to read, not because of the level of the prose, which is journalistic, but because of the subject matter, which is horrific I came away with even profound respect for the humanity and courage of Desmond Tutu than I had before, which was considerable, but was left with a feeling of ambivalence about the whole affair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which I hadn t expected Tina Rosenberg s concluding essay only deepened that feeling of ambivalence, rather [...]

    2. The book offered a good understanding of what went on during the TRC hearings and gave insight into what the actual trials were like However, it wasn t until the final chapter when it was actually stated what the outcome of each trial was, and I would have preferred it to have been included right after the case was presented.

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