117 Days

Title117 Days
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsFirst, Ruth
Number of Pages142
PublisherStein and Day
CityNew York

An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, this volume presents the harrowing chronicle of journalist Ruth First (1925-1982)'sĀ isolation and abuse at the hands of South African interrogators after her arrest in 1963. Upon her arrest, she was detained in solitary confinement under South Africa's notorious ninety-day detention law. This is the story of the war of nerves that ensued between First and her Special Branch captors.

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