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Exposing usually missed facets of country repression and political violence, this profound and deeply compassionate examine records the customarily contradictory and complicated tales of these who dedicated essentially the most dreadful deeds in the course of South Africa's apartheid period. In telling their tales, participants on numerous facets of the apartheid divide, from the police strength and intelligence officials to grassroots activists and contributors of township self-protection devices, supply the 1st serious exam of the reality and Reconciliation Commission's amnesty technique, convey how media representations of protagonists tell public perceptions, and scrutinize overseas scholarly writings at the factor of political violence. Tracing political violence in South Africa from 1960 to 1994, those debts exhibit how an overarching theater of violence compelled protagonists to compete with one another, nearly spiralling South Africans right into a political vortex that risked outright societal disintegration.

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