In prison you see only the moves of the enemy. Prison is the hardest place to fight a battle.'
117 Days is Ruth First's personal account of her detention under the iniquitous '90-day' law of 1963. There was no warrant, no charge and no trial - only suspicion.
This sparsely written and unique record tells of her experiences of solitary confinement, constant interrogation and instantaneous re-arrest on release - lightened by humorous portraits of governors, matrons, wardresses and interrogators, seen as the tools of the police state.
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"[Ruth First's] life, and her death, remains a beacon to all who love liberty." - Nelson Mandela, at the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Ruth First's murderBook Description:
A powerful and gripping personal account of imprisonment and interrogation by one of the key figures of the anti-apartheid movement.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1982. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002216514
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1982. Book Condition: Good. 1982. Paperback. 144pp. Not a first edition copy. . . . Bookseller Inventory # KHS1029593
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: Good. 1982. Paperback. 144pp. Not a first edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KHS1029593
Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1982. Book Condition: Fair. New Ed. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89538789