Coetzee’s Disgrace addresses the transition into post-apartheid South Africa, societal acceptance and rape through David Lurie and Lucy Lurie’s complex father-daughter relationship.
No national truth and reconciliation process has yet occurred in the US. With the growth in hate groups and increasing numbers of racial incidents, and, as well, more people protesting the hatred, racial tension in the United States is on the rise. Too often, US racial matters are deceptively cloaked in a plethora of national unity lies, myths and coded language. Together, the lies and myths become a web of ideological obfuscation which, cozily unfurled at deceptive corporate moments like Columbus Day, Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday or Black/Latino/Asian history months, serves to keep the American people from ever reaching for and internalizing hard truths which include our genocidal treatment of American Indians. The United States, as a nation, still hides its painful racial history and avoids long-term, structural solutions to its ongoing racial crises. Long Night's Journey into Day is a poignant exclamation point that the US has a long-overdue need for an in-depth process of truth finding, followed, one hopes, by reconciliation. While telling part of the story of South Africa's search, it also makes a great contribution to illuminating some of the pathways for the US journey.
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1991 - Government votes to abolish Group Areas Act and Land Acts of 1913 and 1936. Government, National Party, ANC, Inkatha, PAC (Pan Africa Congress), Democratic Party, SACP (South African Communist Party), Transvaal and Natal Indian Congresses, and other parties form CODESA (Convention for a Democratic South Africa).
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Long Night's Journey into Day documents South Africa's attempts to recognize and heal the wounds inflicted by apartheid, an institutionalized form of oppression. The materials in this guide are intended to promote dialogue about the concept and practice of reconciliaition in the wake of institutionalized forms of injustice or mass atrocity. In this guide, we have chosen to focus the discussion of oppression on race - Black and White. In doing this we do not deny other forms or manifestations of oppression. You are strongly encouraged to apply the principles and themes here to other forms and situations as appropriate. What we have compiled in these few pages is just the beginning of what we hope will be an exciting, illuminating path of discovery and action for you and your community - a journey toward greater understanding, healing and transformation.
Cyril Ramaphosa Isn’t South Africa’s Savior – Foreign Policy
After 45 years of apartheid in South Africa, and thirty-odd years of some level of armed resistance against the apartheid state by the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC) and others, the country had suffered massacres, killings, torture, lengthy imprisonment of activists, and severe economic and social discrimination against its majority black, coloured and Indian population. As the transition out of apartheid began to unfold in the early 1990s, many insisted that this horrific past must be addressed.
South Africa’s Tough Lessons on Migrant Policy – …
In addition to these contributors, the voices of direct witnesses to events in South Africa are included: a Black man contemplates the path to forgiveness and a White woman ponders the meaning of the Amy Biehl hearings.