Bearing Witness: Women and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa

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People who witness acts of terror and violence are often called after the event to bear witness to what they saw. In cases where this violence is inflicted by the state upon its own people, the process of bearing witness is both politically complex and traumatic for the individual involved. Independent trials and commissions have become important mechanisms through which the truth of past violence is sought in democratising states, but to date there has been little close attention to the processes and complexity of the work ...

Bearing Witness: Women and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa 2003, Pluto Press (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780745318912

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