With the increased focus on social cohesion and transformation, reconciliation may seem to have fallen off the agenda, but the authors of the book Rethinking Reconciliation: Evidence from South Africa, hope to restart the conversation.
The book was launched at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in Gardens last week.
“I think we would like South Africans to be talking about the kind of country we want and how to go about making that vision a reality. This has to include conversations about our relationships with one another, our government and institutions, and the structure of our economy. It also requires conversations at a personal level, in which we confront issues including racism, stereotypes, inequality and exclusion,” she said
Ms Lefko-Everett said the book took several years to complete.
In addition to writing, the process included two collaborative workshops, an independent peer review, and editing and production by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Press.
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