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By Elva, Thordis; Stranger, Tom
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.Read more
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A woman, a man, a rape, and a hard journey from violence to reconciliation. Thordis Elva was sixteen when she was raped by her then-boyfriend, Tom Stranger. Like most instances of sexual violence, it was never reported to the police. Sixteen years later, she boards a plane to do ...an extraordinary thing: fly seven thousand miles to meet up with the mana who turned her life upside down, to confront the past and find out if reconciliation is possible. South of Forgiveness is an unprecedented collaboration between a survivor and a perpetrator, each equally committed to exploring the darkest moment of their lives. It is a true story about being bent but not broken, of facing fear with courage, and of finding hope even in the most wounded of places.Read more
By Elva, Thordis; Stranger, Tom; Narrator Bromhead, Tom; Gilbert, Tavia
Personable, accessible, and compelling, South of Forgiveness is an intense and refreshing look at gendered violence, rape culture, personal responsibility, and the effect that patriarchal cultures have on both men and women. Contains mature themes.
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