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"I've chosen a path that I know is right. I've also known that I'd pay a price for it. "Raymond Suttner writing from prison, January 14, 1987 Raymond Suttner was an idealistic young revolutionary when he joined the South African liberation movement. After his arrest in 1975, he was subjected to torture, solitary confinement and long periods in jail. As a white, a Jew and a Communist, he was held in deep suspicion by the apartheid regime. He knew he faced the possibility of arrest and detention, but writes "there was nothing in my own life experience to prepare me for the ordeal of falling into the hands of a group of single-minded sadists in an environment that was based on, and sustained by, violence."Many of Suttner's letters included in this book were smuggled out of jail and provide a unique and moving insight into the psychological affects of sensory deprivation and solitary confinement. In telling his extraordinary story, Suttner refuses either to valorize himself or romanticize his experience. It is a book for the general reader as well as a must for all those interested in South Africa's extraordinary transformation. This inspiring story will remain in the memory of those who read it for a long time.

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Alan Paton Award runner-up for non-fiction, 2002.

Synopsis:

Alan Paton Award runner-up for non-fiction, 2002.

"Raymond Suttner is one of a small number of white comrades who played a substantial role in bringing apartheid to an end. His book should be read by all who are interested in South Africa."—Walter Sisulu

Product Details

ISBN:
9781876175252
Author:
Suttner, Raymond
Publisher:
Ocean Press (AU)
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
Political prisoners
Subject:
Africa - South Africa
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Africa - South - South Africa
Subject:
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
203
Dimensions:
8.90x5.40x.67 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 203 pages Ocean Press (AU) - English 9781876175252 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Alan Paton Award runner-up for non-fiction, 2002.
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Alan Paton Award runner-up for non-fiction, 2002.

"Raymond Suttner is one of a small number of white comrades who played a substantial role in bringing apartheid to an end. His book should be read by all who are interested in South Africa."—Walter Sisulu

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