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South of Forgiveness

South of Forgiveness (EPUB ebook)

By Elva, Thordis
By Stranger, Tom

A woman, a man, a rape, and a hard journey from violence to reconciliation. One ordinary spring morning in Reykjavik, Thordis Elva kisses her son and partner goodbye before boarding a plane to do an extraordinary thing: fly seven thousand miles south to meet up with the man wh...o raped her when she was just sixteen. Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, Tom Stranger nervously embarks on an equally life-changing journey, wondering whether he is worthy of this meeting. After exchanging hundreds of searingly honest emails over eight years, Thordis and Tom decided it was time to speak face to face. Coming from opposite sides of the globe, they meet in the middle, in Cape Town, South Africa, a country that is no stranger to violence and the healing power of forgiveness. 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. PRAISE FOR THORDIS ELVA AND TOM STRANGER 'Extraordinarily moving ... Hats off to Elva and Stranger for a brave journey that might well change lives.' The Sunday Times 'South of Forgiveness reads like group therapy: deep pain is unearthed and examined like a jewel beneath a light. Crucially, Elva has the humility to claim she has the same capacity for darkness as Stranger, yet the privilege and power he is afforded as a man means he is more inclined to commit violence ... By owning the label ''rapist'' and exploring his motivations, Stranger allows the mythical perpetrator to be demystified. The monstrous shadow is given meek human form, allowing men's actions, not women's, to be interrogated. And through her informed analysis of gender inequality, Elva reveals the social mechanisms that create male sexual entitlement.' The Weekend Australian
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ISBN 9781925307979
Published 27 Feb 2017
Publisher Scribe Publications
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781925307979
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe
Released 27 Feb 2017
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Elva, Thordis
By Stranger, Tom
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories
Social Sciences
Domestic Violence
Family & Other Relationships: General
Coping With Personal Problems
Self-Help & Practical Interests
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 362.883
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience