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South of Forgiveness

South of Forgiveness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Elva, Thordis
By Stranger, Tom

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It wasn't without fear that Thordis Elva kissed her three-year-old son and her loving partner goodbye before boarding a plane in Reykjavik, Iceland on March 27, 2013. The aim was to fly almost across the planet, meet up with the man who raped her when she was sixteen - and forgiv...e him.Meanwhile in Sydney, Australia; Thomas Stranger, nervously boarded a plane, wondering if he was worthy of this meeting. Is healing possible if you can't fathom forgiving yourself?This journey was not planned in haste. It was the careful result of a written correspondence that had lasted eight years. After covering hundreds of letters with searing honesty in a dialogue between survivor and perpetrator, they decided it was time to see each other face to face.Coming from opposite sides of the globe, their destination was literally middle ground; which happened to be South Africa, known as the rape capital of the world due to endemic levels of sexual violence. It's a country deeply scarred by apartheid, bravely seeking to heal the wounds from its past. A powerful weekly backdrop, where their lives will be permanently changed.The story is a non-fiction narrative written under full names and credentials in a unique collaboration between survivor and perpetrator equally committed to shedding light into the dark corners of humanity. It's a true story about being bent but not broken, of facing fear with courage and finding hope even in the most wounded of places.
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ISBN 9781925321951
Published AU 27 Feb 2017
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925321951
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 27 Feb 2017
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Elva, Thordis
By Stranger, Tom
Category Biography & Autobiography: General
Domestic Violence
Coping With Personal Problems
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 362.883
Weight 426g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rape victims, Rape, Forgiveness
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade