117 Days: An Account Of Confinement And Interrogation Under The South African 90-day Detention Law

Paperback | May 26, 2009

byRuth FirstIntroduction byAngela Davis

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An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activists

An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First's isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963. Upon her arrest, she was detained in solitary confinement under South Africa's notorious ninety-day detention law. This is the story of the war of nerves that ensued between First and her Special Branch captors-a work that remains a classic portrait of oppression and the dignity of the human spirit.

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An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activistsAn invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First's isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arres...

Ruth First (1925–1982) was a journalist, editor, activist and author whose leadership in the anti-apartheid movement put her in the sights of South Africa’s notoriously repressive law enforcement community. She left South Africa in March 1964 and published her record of the ordeal and played herself in the BBC production. She edited ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:May 26, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143105744

ISBN - 13:9780143105749

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"[Ruth First's] life, and her death, remains a beacon to all who love liberty."
- Nelson Mandela, at the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Ruth First's murder