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n African Security Review - Commissioning the past : Understanding South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Deborah Posel and Graeme Simpson (eds) : book review

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Extracted from text ... COMMISSIONING THE PAST: Understanding South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. DEBORAH POSEL & GRAEME SIMPSON (EDS) Witwatersrand University Press, 2002 The truth is a tricky fellow and hard to pin down even in very long books. This admirably short book (256 pages) acknowledges the difficulty and gives us three views: insider accounts; victim stories; and outsider assessments. Since most readers will be outsiders, the insider views and victim stories are very attractive because they promise something new. Strangely, this reviewer found the outsider assessments to be the best part of the book, perhaps because they were easier to identify with. ..

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2016-12-08
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