117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation under the South African 90-Day Detention Law (Virago Modern Classics)

117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation under the South African 90-Day Detention Law (Virago Modern Classics)

By: Ruth First (author), Gillian Slovo (contributor)Paperback

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In prison you see only the moves of the enemy. Prison is the hardest place to fight a battle.' 117 Days is Ruth First's personal account of her detention under the iniquitous '90-day' law of 1963. There was no warrant, no charge and no trial - only suspicion. This sparsely written and unique record tells of her experiences of solitary confinement, constant interrogation and instantaneous re-arrest on release - lightened by humorous portraits of governors, matrons, wardresses and interrogators, seen as the tools of the police state.

About Author

Ruth First was a journalist and academic and, along with her husband Joe Slovo, strongly active in the anti-apartheid movement. She escaped South Africa in 1964. In 1982 she was working at a university in Mozambique. On the 17th August she opened a letter bomb addressed to her by the South African security police.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844086306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781844086306
  • weight: 138
  • ISBN10: 1844086305

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