117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under by Ruth First

By Ruth First

2009 booklet of a 1965 book. fortunately filling a request for a retail epub

An unforgettable account of defiance opposed to political terror via one in every of South Africas pioneering anti-apartheid activists

An precious testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid method, 117 Days provides the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth Firsts isolation and abuse by the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963. Upon her arrest, she used to be detained in solitary confinement lower than South Africas infamous ninety-day detention legislation. this can be the tale of the warfare of nerves that ensued among First and her detailed department captorsa paintings that continues to be a vintage portrait of oppression and the honor of the human spirit.

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It was skinny and long and flat. And as blue as the deepest ocean. I reached in and pulled out our positive test strip. ” Jenny and I started laughing and kept laughing for a long time. We had great fun speculating on 52 John Grogan what was going through that big blocky head of his. Hmmm, if I destroy the evidence, maybe they’ll forget all about this unfortunate episode, and I won’t have to share my castle with an interloper after all. Then Jenny grabbed Marley by the front paws, lifted him up on his hind legs and danced around the room with him.

He veered left and right, darting to every mailbox and shrub, sniffing, panting, and peeing without fully stopping, usually getting more pee on himself than the intended target. He circled behind us, wrapping the leash around our ankles before lurching forward again, nearly tripping us. When someone approached with another dog, Marley would bolt at them joyously, rearing up on his hind legs when he reached the end of his leash, dying to make Marley & Me 39 friends. “He sure seems to love life,” one dog owner commented, and that about said it all.

I opened the door, and as soon as he saw me he stopped. I reached in and pet him for a couple of minutes, then left again. Standing on the other side of the door, I began to count. One, two, three . . He made it seven seconds before the yips and cries began again. We repeated the exercise several times, all with the same result. I was tired and decided it was time for him to cry himself to sleep. I left the garage light on for him, closed the door, walked to the opposite side of the house, and crawled into bed.

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