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South of Forgiveness

A True Story of Rape and Responsibility

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Description

One ordinary spring morning in Reykjavik, Iceland, Thordis Elva kisses her son and partner goodbye before boarding a plane to do a remarkable thing: fly seven thousand miles to South Africa to confront the man who raped her when she was just sixteen. Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, Tom Stranger nervously embarks on an equally life-changing journey to meet Thordis, wondering whether he is worthy of this milestone. After exchanging hundreds of searingly honest emails over eight years, Thordis and Tom decided it was time to speak face to face. Coming from opposite sides of the globe, they meet in the middle, in Cape Town, South Africa, a country that is no stranger to violence and the healing power of forgiveness. South of Forgiveness is an unprecedented collaboration between a survivor and a perpetrator, each equally committed to exploring the darkest moment of their lives. It is a true story about being bent but not broken, facing fear with courage, and finding hope even in the most wounded of places. Personable, accessible, and compelling, South of Forgiveness is an intense and refreshing look at a gendered violence, rape culture, personal responsibility, and the effect that patriarchal cultures have on both men and women.

Customer Reviews

MAGNIFICENT

As a therapist & rape survivor myself this book spoke internally to my soul. The rich raw vulnerability grasped my heart strings and held them tightly from beginning to end. Tears streamed down my face as I felt the deep emotions of both Thordis & Tom as they poetically wrote. I felt a part of my soul being healed from years of locked up memories. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for writing this beautiful magnificent book.

South of Forgiveness
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  • $32.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: True Crime
  • Published: May 09, 2017
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Seller: Perseus Books, LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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