South of Forgiveness: A True Story of Rape and Responsibility

South of Forgiveness: A True Story of Rape and Responsibility Author Elva Thordis
ISBN-10 151073001X
ISBN-13 9781510730014
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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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

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