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When They Came For Me - The Hidden Diary Of An Apartheid Prisoner (Paperback) Loot Price: R185
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When They Came For Me - The Hidden Diary Of An Apartheid Prisoner (Paperback)

John R. Schlapobersky

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In 1969, while a student at Wits University, John Schlapobersky was arrested for opposing apartheid and tortured, detained and eventually deported. Interrogated through sleep deprivation, he later wrote secretly in solitary confinement about the struggle for survival.

In this exquisitely written memoir, written half a century after the event, the author reflects on the singing of the condemned prisoners, the poetry, songs and texts that saw him through his ordeal, and its impact.

He transformed his life - guided by a sense of hope - working as a psychotherapist with a continuing focus on rehabilitation with others. Apartheid and its resistance come to life in this story to make it a vital historical document, one of its time and one for our own.


Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: May 2021
Authors: John R. Schlapobersky
Dimensions: 233 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-77619-103-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
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LSN: 1-77619-103-X
Barcode: 9781776191031

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