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Walking Through Front Doors - Seeking Justice For A Stolen Childhood (Paperback) Loot Price: R254
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Walking Through Front Doors - Seeking Justice For A Stolen Childhood (Paperback)

Claudine Shiels

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A memoir like no other – Claudine Shiels and her sister Lisa van der Merwe have brought South Africa’s oldest sexual abuse case to court. The sisters used the Frankel 8 Criminal Procedures decision to bring court action against their sexually abusive step-uncles forty years later – this is their story.

On a hot summer evening in 1967, eight-year-old Claudine Brown watched from the back seat of a car stalled on a railway track in the suburbs of Cape Town, as a fast-moving train hurtled towards them. Her mother sat frozen with fear in the driver's seat. The events leading up to this moment were unremarkable, giving no clue to their catastrophic timing. The aftermath was brutal and childhood-wrecking, leaving Claudine and her younger sister Lisa world-weary before they had even got started.

When her mother, unraveled by post-traumatic shock, abandoned the family, and her father reached for the nearest comfort to ease his pain – a new wife – Claudine had only one defense against the years of exploitation and physical, emotional and sexual abuse that followed: hope. She remembered what normal life was, and plotted her course back there.

General

Imprint: Bookstorm
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: February 2020
Authors: Claudine Shiels
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 328
ISBN-13: 978-1-928257-77-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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LSN: 1-928257-77-1
Barcode: 9781928257776

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