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The Dis-Eases Of Secrecy - Tracing History, Memory & Justice (Paperback)

Brian Rappert, Chandre Gould

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Between 1981 and 1995, a top-secret chemical and biological warfare programme titled Project Coast was established and maintained by South Africa’s apartheid government. Under the leadership of Wouter Basson, Project Coast scientists were involved in a number of dubious activities, including the mass production of ecstasy, the development of covert assassination weapons and the manufacture of chemical poisons designed to be undetectable post-mortem.

The Dis-Eases Of Secrecy is a retrospective analysis of Project Coast and shows how South African governments (past and present) have chosen to deal with the issues of biochemical weapons and warfare. It investigates possibilities for understanding the world of politics by examining how Project Coast has been remembered – and, in some instances, forgotten – by African and international governments. Through their first-hand involvement in the investigation spanning over 20 years, the authors examine how the continuing silences, impunities and stories surrounding Project Coast are still relevant for political accountability today. Readers will engage with how what is hidden reveals, and what is revealed hides.

In this cleverly constructed book, readers are able to choose their own journey through the story. By taking on the role of investigator, readers are faced with the complexities of transitional justice, reconciliation and scientist developments that might give them a different view of South African politics in an ever-changing world order.


Imprint: Jacana Media
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Brian Rappert • Chandre Gould
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 261
ISBN-13: 978-1-4314-2485-6
Barcode: 9781431424856
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LSN: 1-4314-2485-4

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