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The Resource South of forgiveness : a true story of rape and responsibility, Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger

South of forgiveness : a true story of rape and responsibility, Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger

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South of forgiveness : a true story of rape and responsibility
Title
South of forgiveness
Title remainder
a true story of rape and responsibility
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Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger
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Language
eng
Summary
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.
Summary
A rape victim and her rapist meet in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss the rape that occurred sixteen years before
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Biography type
collective biography
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10569591
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Þórdís Elva Þorvaldsdóttir
Dewey number
362.883
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV6558
  • HV6569.S7
LC item number
  • .T56 2017
  • .E48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Stranger, Tom
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True
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  • Rape victims
  • Rapists
  • Rape victims
  • Rape
  • Rapists
  • Forgiveness
  • Reconciliation
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Forgiveness
  • Rape
  • Rape victims
  • Rapists
  • Reconciliation
Target audience
adult
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a true story of rape and responsibility
Label
South of forgiveness : a true story of rape and responsibility, Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger
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Publication
Note
"As seen in the sensational TED talk"--Jacket
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn974699955
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781510730014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)974699955
Label
South of forgiveness : a true story of rape and responsibility, Thordis Elva, Tom Stranger
Publication
Note
"As seen in the sensational TED talk"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn974699955
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781510730014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)974699955

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