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  • Teaching Transitional Justice: Towards a Political and Personal Transformative Journey

    Gertrude Fester-Wicomb

    Chapter from the book: Randell, S et al. 2021. Gender and Learning in Rwanda.

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    In reflecting on my teaching experience of transitional justice I realised that it was not just an academic exercise but a deeply spiritual, political and personal journal for many of my students and me. In introducing myself as a South African former political prisoner there was what i felt some immediate empathy and rapport. In this chapter i will trace sharing new learnings, apprehension, pain, celebration and hope. Intimately encountering the comprehensive spirit of reconciliation in my class and Rwanda, it encouraged a personal journey conjuring up courage to communicate with my torturer/interrogator exploring possibilities of reconciliation.

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    Fester-Wicomb, G. 2021. Teaching Transitional Justice: Towards a Political and Personal Transformative Journey. In: Randell, S et al (eds.), Gender and Learning in Rwanda. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney ePress. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/aag.f
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    Published on Sept. 28, 2021

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