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Country of My Skull by Antjie Krog

If you want to understand modern South Africa, you must understand the politics of the last century which have shaped this diverse country. Ever since Nelson Mandela walked out of prison in 1990 after twenty-seven years behind bars, South Africa has been undergoing a radical transformation. In one of the most epic events of the century, the oppressive system of apartheid was dismantled. This book talks about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, oppressed black freedom and the entrenched white Afrikaner. The book covers the journey of how people have had to struggle and come to terms with decades of Apartheid. It is the account of the mending of a country that was in great need of change. 

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