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    DescriptionWhen apartheid ended in 1994, a radiant national optimism suggested a bright future for the new, unified South Africa. But today, even in the midst of a vibrant economy, the cumulative effect of the country's corrosive past-three hundred years of colonialism, the Anglo-Boer War, the displacement, dispossession, and disenfranchisement of millions of people, and the ravages of racism and capitalist exploitation-continues to eat away at what Archbishop Desmond Tutu admiringly called "the Rainbow Nation." Using the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a starting point, acclaimed writer Antjie Krog's essays explore texts from every corner of South Africa in an attempt to remap the borders of her country's communities. In these pages, texts from black women, Afrikaner men, and even comic strips are discussed alongside ideas from African philosophers, an archbishop, and a Nobel Prize winner. Through this extraordinary marriage of academic observation and poetic intervention, Krog endeavors to move South Africa beyond the present moment and toward a new vocabulary of grace and care.


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    Title
    Conditional Tense
    Subtitle
    After the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antjie Krog
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 504 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857421746
    ISBN 10: 0857421743
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH, JFSL
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC classification: PL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15790
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJP, 1HFMS
    Abridged Dewey: 896
    DC23: 305.800968
    Illustrations note
    18 colour plates
    Publisher
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Imprint name
    Seagull Books London Ltd
    Publication date
    15 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Greenford
    Author Information
    Antjie Krog is a poet, writer, journalist, and professor at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She has published twelve volumes of poetry and three nonfiction books: Country of My Skull, A Change of Tongue, and Begging to Be Black.
    Review quote
    "Her accounts are so powerful, her resilience, humor and compassion so engaging. . . to have written this book is heroic."--Sunday Times "on Antije Krog's Begging to be Black "