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To The Moon And Back

To The Moon And Back

Publisher : African Lives
SKU: 9780639957937
R 150,00
This moving and evocative account is a valuable couterpoint to the memoirs of men which dominate the literature of our liberation.
This moving and evocative account is a valuable couterpoint to the memoirs of men which dominate the literature of our liberation. Colleen conveys vividly the wrestlings of the mind of an activist and a mother facing the loneliness and cruelty of incommunicado detention without trial and her capacity to "climb out of my body" as she faces interrogation is inspiring testimony to her victory over her tormentors. To adapt one of Desmond Tutu's sayings, what chance did the system of apartheid stand against people of the calibre of Colleen Lombard?" - John Allen, author of Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu. To the Moon and Back is a prison diary, in which Colleen details her time in detention after she was arrested for meeting with Bongani Jonas, a senior operative within Umkhonto we Sizwe's (MK) military and political structures. She wrote this book ten years after the trial ended in 1991. It records her arrest, detention and her release on bail on 29 January 1988. The book includes a foreword by Michael Weeder, images of Colleen with her friends and family, and letters she sent and received during her time in detention.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780639957937
Publisher African Lives
Contributor By (author) Colleen Lombard
Publication Date 2022-05-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 0
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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This moving and evocative account is a valuable couterpoint to the memoirs of men which dominate the literature of our liberation. Colleen conveys vividly the wrestlings of the mind of an activist and a mother facing the loneliness and cruelty of incommunicado detention without trial and her capacity to "climb out of my body" as she faces interrogation is inspiring testimony to her victory over her tormentors. To adapt one of Desmond Tutu's sayings, what chance did the system of apartheid stand against people of the calibre of Colleen Lombard?" - John Allen, author of Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu. To the Moon and Back is a prison diary, in which Colleen details her time in detention after she was arrested for meeting with Bongani Jonas, a senior operative within Umkhonto we Sizwe's (MK) military and political structures. She wrote this book ten years after the trial ended in 1991. It records her arrest, detention and her release on bail on 29 January 1988. The book includes a foreword by Michael Weeder, images of Colleen with her friends and family, and letters she sent and received during her time in detention.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780639957937
Publisher African Lives
Contributor By (author) Colleen Lombard
Publication Date 2022-05-01
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 0
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 210 X 148 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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