- File Size: 5451 KB
- Print Length: 516 pages
- Publisher: Hélène Opperman Lewis (December 13, 2016)
- Publication Date: December 13, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MRXFNQW
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The central argument of the book is that the cumulative trauma suffered by Afrikaners culminating in the horrors of the scorched earth policy and concentration camps used by the British military toward the end of the Anglo-Boer war, was passed down to the descendants of the traumatized victims who responded by creating the Apartheid regime.
The book makes use of the insights of psychoanalysis and psychohistory concerning the intergenerational transmission of trauma and the ways that in which it is enacted by subsequent generations. It is a gripping and comprehensive account that is an important contribution to understanding the legacy of traumatic humiliation, in South Africa as well as other places and times where the inflicting of trauma leads to further pain and suffering.
But, finally a sliver of light, shining undeniable fact based truth on this brutalized land.
A picture of what could have been, and more importantly, of what can still be.
A united people, healed through forgiveness, and strengthened by remembrance.
May this book be the beginning of great things to come.
The following extract from the book written by the author rings so true and its my wish that we all heed her call:
“The cycle of humiliation will continue in South Africa if we Afrikaners do not understand and confront our own suffering and shame – and the English do not acknowledge their huge part in it. The same goes for black people in South Africa, whose own enactment is in full swing".