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These Are The Things That Sit With Us (Paperback): Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer, Marietjie Oelofsen These Are The Things That Sit With Us (Paperback)
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Friederike Bubenzer, Marietjie Oelofsen
R280 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R58 (21%) In stock

This book makes visible undocumented everyday experiences that shaped the lives of ordinary South Africans during the country’s brutal and painful past. It is a record of things that “sit” within all of us. By sharing their memories, the storytellers map the scope of the wider, and difficult, conversation about the meaning of justice and the missing parts of the discourse of reconciliation in South Africa. It creates a space for a conversation about South Africa’s history and what it means to talk to and to hear the other within the context of this history.

In publishing each story in Xhosa, Afrikaans and English, we hope that the book will stimulate conversation among South Africans across languages. We hope that it will enable South Africans to connect with one another in a manner that seeks mutual understanding about the complicated aspects of our shared history and its continuing impact on the lives of individuals and communities. It is for this reason that we have compiled the collection of stories in this book. Stories - people narrating their memories of life under apartheid - can help introduce an alternative understanding of the painful aspects of their traumatic pasts. Twenty years after the TRC, this book is testament to our understanding that justice and reconciliation is not merely an event or a legal process but an on-going process that requires people to talk publicly about the effects of colonialism and apartheid on South Africans, and the need to listen to one another’s stories.

The book gives publicity to undocumented everyday experiences that shaped the lives of ordinary South Africans during this country’s brutal and painful past. As such, it is an effort to depict a conversation about the meaning of transformation. We hope that by sharing their memories in this book, the storytellers will contribute towards a deeper understanding of the suffering that underpins this country and shapes our contemporary dispensation.

A Human being died that night (Paperback): Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela A Human being died that night (Paperback)
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) In stock

Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of apartheid death squads, is currently serving 212 years in prison for crimes against humanity. He was denied amnesty, while many of his former comrades in murder walk free. As this title opens, in an act of multilayered symbolism and extraordinary psychological courage, Gobodo-Madikizela enters Pretoria's maximum security prison to meet the man many know as "Prime Evil." What follows is a journey into what it means to be human.

A Human Being Died That Night - A South African Story of Forgiveness (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed.): Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela A Human Being Died That Night - A South African Story of Forgiveness (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed.)
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela 1
R268 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R51 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Human Being Died That Night recounts an extraordinary dialogue. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a psychologist who grew up in a black South African township, reflects on her interviews with Eugene de Kock, the commanding officer of state-sanctioned death squads under apartheid. Gobodo-Madikizela met with de Kock in Pretoria's maximum-security prison, where he is serving a 212-year sentence for crimes against humanity. In profoundly arresting scenes, Gobodo-Madikizela conveys her struggle with contradictory internal impulses to hold him accountable and to forgive. Ultimately, as she allows us to witness de Kock's extraordinary awakening of conscience, she illuminates the ways in which the encounter compelled her to redefine the value of remorse and the limits of forgiveness.

Narrating Our Healing - Perspectives on Working Through Trauma (Paperback, Unabridged edition): Chris N. Van Der Merwe, Pumla... Narrating Our Healing - Perspectives on Working Through Trauma (Paperback, Unabridged edition)
Chris N. Van Der Merwe, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the 1990's, South Africa surprised the world with a peaceful, negotiated transition from armed conflict to an inclusive democracy. This was followed by the ground-breaking Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established to confront and work through a troubled past. The search for truth and reconciliation in South Africa, however, is far from completed; the country is in many ways still burdened by unresolved individual and collective traumas. In this book, two academics from the University of Cape Town, one a psychologist and the other a literary scholar, explore the importance of narrative as a way of working through trauma. Although written from within a South African context, the work has a much wider relevance. It offers illuminating perspectives on the process of "narrating our healing": the sharing of personal narratives, the appropriation of literary narratives, and above all, the re-creating of life narratives shattered by trauma. It is a book about the search for meaning when all meaning seems to have been lost; it deals with the overwhelming nature of traumatic suffering, yet offers some hope of healing. The book is remarkably overarching, tailored to the needs of scientists and practitioners in the fields of psychology, social work, education and literature. It offers a strong message to all individuals and nations who live in an atmosphere of blame, shame and hopelessness. - Yuval Wolf, Professor of Psychology and Dean of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University. Narrating Our Healing is a good book in the widest sense of that adjective: it is well constructed, meticulously researched, and likely to deepen understanding of the difficult but profoundly important subject of trauma and how to address it. It is something like a handbook for living with suffering - both one's own and that of others. To have constructed a text that can serve such a purpose is a profoundly admirable achievement. Annie Gagiano, LitNet. It is a timeous and exciting study that should be essential reading for anyone grappling with our present, our past and our future. - Andre P Brink - South African and international author This is one of the best books I have ever read on healing deep wounds. - Vamyk D. Volkan, M. D. Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia. We need to know the truth about what happened in South Africa during the Apartheid years. Van der Merwe and Gobodo-Madikizela have given us the tools to face that challenge. - Rolf Wolfswinkel, Professor of Modern History, New York University.

A Human Being Died that Night (Paperback, Main): Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela A Human Being Died that Night (Paperback, Main)
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela 3
R209 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R52 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While working for South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Committee, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed former police colonel Eugene De Cock, who commanded a unit believed to have killed a number of anti-apartheid activists. De Cock was charged with, among other crimes against humanity, six murders and sentenced to 212 years in prison. A Human Being Died That Night is about the complexities of post-apartheid South Africa and sees a white man exploring his psyche with a member of the race he tried to annihilate.

What Does It Mean to Be Human in the Aftermath of Historical Trauma? - Re-Envisioning the Sunflower and Why Hannah Arendt Was... What Does It Mean to Be Human in the Aftermath of Historical Trauma? - Re-Envisioning the Sunflower and Why Hannah Arendt Was Wrong (Paperback)
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Memory, Narrative and Forgiveness - Perspectives on the Unfinished Journeys of the Past (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Pumla... Memory, Narrative and Forgiveness - Perspectives on the Unfinished Journeys of the Past (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, Chris N. Van Der Merwe
R1,798 Discovery Miles 17 980 Special order

The United Nations' declaration of 2009 as the International Year of Reconciliation is testimony to the growing use of historical commissions as instruments of reconciliation in post-conflict societies. Since the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has had a profound impact on international efforts to deal with the aftermath of mass violence and societal conflict, this is an appropriate time for scholars to debate and reflect on the work of the TRC and the wide-ranging scholarship it has inspired across disciplines. With a foreword by Harvard Law Professor Martha Minow, Memory, Narrative, and Forgiveness: Perspectives on the Unfinished Journeys of the Past offers readers a front-row seat where a team of scholars draw on both theoretical analysis and case studies from around the world to explore the themes of memory, narrative, forgiveness and apology, and how these themes often interact in either mutually supportive or unsettling ways. The book is a vibrant discussion by scholars in philosophy, psychology, psychoanalytic theory, history, literary theory, and Holocaust studies. The authors explore the complex, interconnected issues of trauma and narrative (testimonial and literary narrative and theatre as narrative), mourning and the potential of forgiveness to heal the enduring effects of mass trauma, and transgenerational trauma-memory as a basis for dialogue and reconciliation in divided societies. The authors go well beyond the South African TRC and address a wide range of historical events to explore the possibilities and the challenges that lie on the path of reconciliation and forgiveness between victims, perpetrators, and bystanders in societies with a history of violent conflict and unspeakable injustice. The book provides readers with a cohesive, theoretically well-grounded analysis of the impact of traumatic memories in the personal and communal lives of survivors of trauma. It explores how narrative may be creatively applied in processes of healing trauma, and how public testimony can often restore the moral balance of societies ravaged by trauma. The book deepens understanding of the ways in which lessons from the TRC might be developed and both usefully and cautiously applied in other post-conflict situations.

Narrating Our Healing - Perspectives on Working Through Trauma (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Chris N. Van Der Merwe, Pumla... Narrating Our Healing - Perspectives on Working Through Trauma (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Chris N. Van Der Merwe, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
R1,083 Discovery Miles 10 830 Special order

In the 1990's, South Africa surprised the world with a peaceful, negotiated transition from armed conflict to an inclusive democracy. This was followed by the ground-breaking Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established to confront and work through a troubled past. The search for truth and reconciliation in South Africa, however, is far from completed; the country is in many ways still burdened by unresolved individual and collective traumas. In this book, two academics from the University of Cape Town, one a psychologist and the other a literary scholar, explore the importance of narrative as a way of working through trauma. Although written from within a South African context, the work has a much wider relevance. It offers illuminating perspectives on the process of "narrating our healing": the sharing of personal narratives, the appropriation of literary narratives, and above all, the re-creating of life narratives shattered by trauma. It is a book about the search for meaning when all meaning seems to have been lost; it deals with the overwhelming nature of traumatic suffering, yet offers some hope of healing. The book is remarkably overarching, tailored to the needs of scientists and practitioners in the fields of psychology, social work, education and literature. It offers a strong message to all individuals and nations who live in an atmosphere of blame, shame and hopelessness. - Yuval Wolf, Professor of Psychology and Dean of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University. Narrating Our Healing is a good book in the widest sense of that adjective: it is well constructed, meticulously researched, and likely to deepen understanding of the difficult but profoundly important subject of trauma and how to address it. It is something like a handbook for living with suffering - both one's own and that of others. To have constructed a text that can serve such a purpose is a profoundly admirable achievement. Annie Gagiano, LitNet. It is a timeous and exciting study that should be essential reading for anyone grappling with our present, our past and our future. - Andre P Brink - South African and international author This is one of the best books I have ever read on healing deep wounds. - Vamyk D. Volkan, M. D. Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia. We need to know the truth about what happened in South Africa during the Apartheid years. Van der Merwe and Gobodo-Madikizela have given us the tools to face that challenge. - Rolf Wolfswinkel, Professor of Modern History, New York University.

Dare We Hope? - Facing Our Past To Find A New Future (Paperback): Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela Dare We Hope? - Facing Our Past To Find A New Future (Paperback)
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
R298 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R29 (10%) Special order

"It is a gruesome tale - how we have moved so rapidly from the era of hope to the bleak landscape ushered in by Zuma's ascent to power …"

Yet Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, acclaimed author and international expert on reconciliation, wants to rekindle our hope.

As a clinical psychologist who has worked for the TRC, in Rwanda and with Holocaust survivors, she offers unique perspectives on healing the wounded South African nation. In this selection of her best local and international writing, she explores our unfinished business, Afrikaner rage, the politics of revenge, why apologies are not enough and how Zuma has corrupted the soul of South Africa.

Gobodo-Madikizela offers a lucid and compelling argument that it is only in facing up to our painful past that we can find hope - and a meaningful future.

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