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A human being died that night : a South African story of forgiveness

Author: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eugene de Kock, the commanding officer of state-sanctioned apartheid death squads, is currently serving a 212-year sentence for crimes against humanity. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who grew up in a black township in South Africa served as a psychologist on that country's great national experiment in healing, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As this book opens, in an act of inescapable, multilayered symbolism
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla.
Human being died that night.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
(OCoLC)652001892
Named Person: Eugene De Kock; Eugene De Kock; Eugene De Kock
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
ISBN: 0618211896 9780618211890
OCLC Number: 50280006
Awards: Winner of Christopher Awards (Books for Adults) 2004
Description: 193 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Scenes from Apartheid --
An Encounter with Apartheid's Crusader --
The Trigger Hand --
The Evolution of Evil --
The Language of Trauma --
Apartheid of the Mind --
"I Have No Hatred in My Heart" --
Appendix: A Short History of Apartheid.
Responsibility: Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.
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Abstract:

"Eugene de Kock, the commanding officer of state-sanctioned apartheid death squads, is currently serving a 212-year sentence for crimes against humanity. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, who grew up in a black township in South Africa served as a psychologist on that country's great national experiment in healing, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As this book opens, in an act of inescapable, multilayered symbolism and extraordinary psychological courage, Gobodo-Madikizela enters Pretoria's maximum security prison to meet the man called "Prime Evil." What follows is a journey into what it means to be human."

"Gobodo-Madikizela's journey with de Kock, during which she allows us to witness the extraordinary awakening of his remorse, brings us to one of the great questions of our time: What does it mean when we discover that the incarnation of evil is as frighteningly human as we are?"--Jacket.

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