By Ruth First
2009 e-book of a 1965 book. fortunately filling a request for a retail epub
An unforgettable account of defiance opposed to political terror by way of one among South Africas pioneering anti-apartheid activists
An precious testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid procedure, 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 below South Africas infamous ninety-day detention legislation. this is often the tale of the conflict of nerves that ensued among First and her precise department captorsa paintings that continues to be a vintage portrait of oppression and the distinction of the human spirit.
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Oh well. Annie and I have oral sex all the time. ” Love like that never dies! ” I love Howard Zinn. Here’s one of my favorite quotes of his: Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders . . and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves .
Was a hell of a man Made a lot of money selling sheets on the family plan Shotgun Willie sits around in his underwear Biting on a bullet and pulling out all of his hair Shotgun Willie’s got all of his family there MAUI, SUMMER 2011 Annie and I are on Maui having fun. The weather is perfect; it usually is. Texas was getting a little warm, but Maui feels fantastic. Jim Fuller and I played chess and dominoes today. We will play golf in the morning. Jim is one of my best friends. He used to own a restaurant called Charley’s in the town of Paia, on the North Shore of Maui.
Long story short, I fed the seventeen pigs for three months and took them to the market to sell them, and the hogs that I had paid twenty-five cents a pound for—and had fed for ninety days—brought only twenty cents a pound. I lost a minor fortune my first and only year raising hogs. ROPING During that same year I decided I would build a roping arena, and with the help of Johnny Bush, again, I did. Johnny is a good friend. He played drums for me one time, fronted my band, and now he was helping me put up an electric fence.
117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the South African 90-Day Detention Law by Ruth First