Antje Krog on the word ‘truth’

Will a Commission be sensitive to the word ‘truth’?

If its interest in truth is linked only to amnesty and compensation, then it will have chosen not truth, but justice. If it sees truth as the widest possible compilation of people’s perceptions, stories, myths and experiences, it will have chosen to restore memory and foster a new humanity, and perhaps that is justice in its deepest sense.

Antje Krog. Country of My Skull. Page 16.

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