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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 by means of one in all South Africas pioneering anti-apartheid activists

An priceless testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid method, 117 Days offers 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 was once detained in solitary confinement below South Africas infamous ninety-day detention legislations. 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 respect of the human spirit.

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