The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter, New Edition / Edition 1

The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter, New Edition / Edition 1

by Albie Sachs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520220196

ISBN-13: 9780520220195

Pub. Date: 04/18/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

On April 7, 1988, Albie Sachs, an activist South African lawyer and a leading member of the ANC, was car-bombed in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, by agents of South Africa's security forces. His right arm was blown off and he lost the sight of one eye. This intimate and moving account of his recovery records the gradual recuperation of his broken body, his complex

Overview

On April 7, 1988, Albie Sachs, an activist South African lawyer and a leading member of the ANC, was car-bombed in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, by agents of South Africa's security forces. His right arm was blown off and he lost the sight of one eye. This intimate and moving account of his recovery records the gradual recuperation of his broken body, his complex interaction with health professionals, the importance of touch and sensuality, and his triumphant reentry into the world. It also captures the spirit of a remarkable man: his enormous optimism, his commitment to social justice, and his joyous wonder at the life that surrounds him.
In a new epilogue, Sachs gives a gripping insider's view of the major public events of the last decade—the election of Nelson Mandela, the formation of the Constitutional Court and Sachs's appointment as judge, and his own role with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520220195
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/18/2000
Edition description:
First Edition, 1, New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword,
Introduction,
Preface,
Preface to the 2014 Edition,
The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter,
Epilogue,
Epilogue to the 2014 Edition,
Timeline,
Persons Mentioned in the Narrative,

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