oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Justice, justification and justifiability in Marlene Van Niekerk's Agaat : a legal-literary exploration



Extracted from text ... JUSTICE, JUSTIFICATION AND JUSTIFIABILITY IN MARLENE VAN NIEKERK'S AGAAT: A LEGAL-LITERARY EXPLORATION The world is not reasonable, that is all that can be said. But what is absurd is the confrontation of the irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart.** 1 Introduction As a law student, Kafka observed in his diaries that learning ""the"" law is like eating sawdust. The law grinds down its supplicants.1 Having been a law student myself, I felt on many occasions inclined to agree.


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