Joshua's Reviews > Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa

Country of My Skull by Antjie Krog
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bookshelves: africa, journalism, southafrica, race
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It's interesting to read a book about the end of apartheid that isn't about Nelson Mandela -- he doesn't even really show up in this book. And the Truth and Reconciliation Committee is a great subject because it's messy and complicated and emotional; it gets beyond the inspirational story. The book is kind of uneven though. The author doesn't bother to stop and explain things, so there are parts where I couldn't tell what was going on, and she dwells a little too much on the travails of the journalists who had to cover the story. But worth a read if you want to get a sense of the difficulty of getting over apartheid.
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