Chronicle of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

A Journey through the Past and Present into the Future of South Africa

By Piet Meiring

Foreword by Desmond Tutu

Chronicle of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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  • ISBN: 9781625647146
  • Pages: 386
  • Publication Date: 3/7/2014
  • Retail Price: $44.00
Web Price: $35.20
Web Price: $35.20

Chronicle of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

A Journey through the Past and Present into the Future of South Africa

By Piet Meiring

Foreword by Desmond Tutu

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625647146
  • Pages: 386
  • Publication Date: 3/7/2014
  • Retail Price: $44.00
Web Price: $35.20

About-

For two-and-a-half years South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was on everybody's lips. Newspapers and radio programs reported daily on the work of the Commission, and the faces of victims and offenders alike appeared on millions of television screens.

In Chronicle of the Truth Commission, Pieter Meiring sheds light on the work of the Truth Commission: the stories and testimonies of victims, the applications for amnesty by offenders guilty of violating human rights, the necessary confrontations with the past, and the need for forgiveness and reconciliation.

Meiring presents the course of the Truth Commission as a symbolic quest, an epic journey back into the past and onwards to the new future, a great trek that would leave not a single South African unaffected.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"A comprehensive, systematic, and highly readable account of the historic Truth Commission!"
-Christof Heyns, Director, Centre for Human Rights

"Essential reading for all South Afrikans and people all over the world!"
-Aggrey Klaaste, Editor, Sowetan newspaper

Contributors-

Piet Meiring
Desmond Tutu

Bio(s)-

Pieter Meiring, a well-known professor at the University of Pretoria, served on the the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a representative of the Afrikaner community. He is known for his sharp theological intellect and ecumenical interests, as well as for his fervent spirituality, warm humanity, and zeal for justice, freedom, and reconciliation.

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