Antjie Krog, a prominent South African poet and journalist, led the South African Broadcasting Corporation team that for two years reported daily on the hearings. Extreme forms of torture, abuse, and state violence were the daily fare of the Truth Commission. Many of those involved with its proceedings, including Krog herself, suffered personal stresses--ill health, mental breakdown, dissolution of relationships--in the face of both the relentless onslaught of the truth and the continuing subterfuges of unrelenting perpetrators. Like the Truth Commission itself, Country of My Skull gives central prominence to the power of the testimony of the victims, combining a journalist's reportage skills with the poet's ability to give voice to stories previously unheard. --Rachel Holmes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Excellent book regarding what went on in South Africa during the ending of apartheid.
Antjie Krog writes with a poet's power of observation both with inner feelings as well as to witness the outer complexities of people's pain and truth.
I found myself crying very often when i read this book. the subject matter is very burdening as well as confronting.
Difficult but very important read. Great perspective since it is written by a journalist that was covering the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steve Russell
South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been the finest if most supremely difficult exercise in healing a deeply wounded and divided country. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stephen Moody
I read this book over 10 years ago, purchased after a delightful 2 weeks in the country. Only a few years after the fall of Apartheid and Mandela's election, the country seemed so... Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Brandon A. Nordin
Excellent book regarding what went on in South Africa during the ending of apartheid. Very educational and interesting.Published on January 26, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Antjie Krog is a South African writer and poet who covered the South African Truth and Reconciliation commission hearings. Read morePublished on January 7, 2008 by frumiousb
A. Krog writes an amazing piece revolving around the events pertinent to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the emergence of the African National Congress in the politics... Read morePublished on August 23, 2007 by hobbestyger
Antjie Krog writes with a poet's power of observation both with inner feelings as well as to witness the outer complexities of people's pain and truth. Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by C. J. Jones
A great book, telling a part of a nation's history, that must never been forgottenPublished on January 12, 2007 by Abdelali Soto Vazquez