oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Justice, justification and justifiability in Marlene Van Niekerk's Agaat : a legal-literary exploration
|Article Title||Justice, justification and justifiability in Marlene Van Niekerk's Agaat : a legal-literary exploration|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History|
|Author||Melodie Nothling Slabbert|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||236 - 250|
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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