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Mission Of Malice - My Exodus From KwaSizabantu (Paperback)

Erika Bornman

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In the 1980s, Erika Bornman’s family join, and ultimately move to, KwaSizabantu, a Christian mission based in KwaZulu-Natal, which is touted as a nirvana, founded on egalitarian values. But something sinister lurks beneath ‘the place where people are helped’.

Life at KwaSizabantu is hard. Christianity is used to justify harsh punishments and congregants are forced to repent for their sins. Threats of physical violence ensure adherence to stringent rules. Parents are pitted against children. Friendships are discouraged. Isolated and alone, Erika lives in constant fear of eternal damnation.

At 17, her grooming at the hands of a senior mission counsellor begins. For the next five years, KwaSizabantu wages emotional, psychological and sexual warfare on her, until, finally, she manages to break free and walk away at the age of 21.

Escaping a restrictive religious community is difficult, but rehabilitation into ‘normal’ life after a decade of ritual humiliation, brainwashing and abuse is much more painful, as Erika soon discovers. She cannot ignore her knowledge of the grievous human-rights abuses being committed at KwaSizabantu, and so she embarks on a quest to expose the atrocities. With her help, News24 launches a seven-month investigation, culminating in a podcast that will go on to win the internationally renowned One World Media Award for Radio and Podcast in 2021.

In Mission of Malice: My Exodus from KwaSizabantu, Erika chronicles her journey from a fearful young girl to a fierce activist determined to do whatever it takes to save future generations and find personal redemption and self-acceptance.

General

Imprint: Penguin Random House South Africa
Release date: August 2021
Authors: Erika Bornman
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-77609-623-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Alternative lifestyles
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Violence in society > Sexual abuse
Books > Biography > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Biography
Books > Promotion > South African Top 50
LSN: 1-77609-623-1
Barcode: 9781776096237

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Mon, 16 Aug 2021 | Review by: Flowers

Highly implausible.

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Mon, 16 Aug 2021 | Review by: Carlisle J

no review

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Sun, 22 Aug 2021 | Review by: Elfrieda F

an absolute waste of time

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Brave

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 | Review by: JB

Well written. A tragedy and yet a story of hope. May this book be instrumental in bringing justice to the many victims.

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Itís all true

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 | Review by: MF

I grew up there and know this is the truth. The people leaving one star reviews are in all probability still members of KSB and this is what they do to whistleblowers - they attack their credibility and integrity. Iíll wager a bet they didnít even read the book. Donít believe Erika? Just Google the place and see how many others have spoken up and how similar all their stories are.

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