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    DescriptionOn 23 April, 1996, Notrose Nobomvu Konile lifted her hand and swore to tell the truth to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She was the mother of Zabonke Konile, a young man killed in what has become known as the Gugulethu Seven incident. Antjie Krog, reporting as a journalist at the time, was struck by the seeming incoherence of the testimony and, in 2004, colleagues Nosisi Mpolweni and Kopano Ratele joined Krog in a closer investigation of Mrs Konile's words. The resulting three-year collaboration, drawing on different disciplinary and social backgrounds, has produced a fascinating account that leaves no detail of Mrs Konile's narrative unexplored and poses questions about the unacknowledged assumptions that underpin research in this country. In addition, the book sheds light on the larger and highly relevant issues of how black and white South Africans can build bridges towards understanding one another across the cultural, social and economic divides that threaten our democracy.


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    Title
    There Was This Goat
    Subtitle
    Investigating the Truth Commission Testimony of Notrose Nobomvu Konile
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Antjie Krog, Edited by Nosisi Mpolweni, Edited by Kopano Ratele
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781869141660
    ISBN 10: 1869141660
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09, 79
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010, HIS047000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 20
    DC22: 968.065
    BIC subject category V2: 1HFMS
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: DT1974.2 .K76 2009
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JBCC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1HFMS
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, col. port.
    Publisher
    University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
    Imprint name
    University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Scottsville, Kwazulu-Natal
    Author Information
    ANTJIE KROG is a poet, journalist and extraordinary professor at the University of the Western Cape. NOSISI MPOLWENI is a lecturer in the Xhosa Department at the University of the Western Cape. KOPANO RATELE is a professor in the Institute for Social and Health Sciences at UNISA.