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Video: Elaine Bing Discusses Her Book Unmaking of the Torturer

Unmaking of the TorturerEk het gemartelElaine Bing worked as a counseling psychologist for many years, exposing her to the many ways in which complex trauma could affect people. This included the trauma surrounding torture. The lack of research on the effects of torture on the torturer led to her dissertation on the topic, forming the basis of her book Unmaking of the Torturer.

In the interview Bing says that she believes this book would appeal to “anyone who has ever been involved in any form of combat”. In answer to the question of why she felt led to write about this topic, she says: “At one point I realised I was seeing a large number of people who’d actually been involved in perpetration.” She mentions that she believes that “the telling of the stories was therapeutic” to the perpetrators.

Bing also speaks about the paintings she created as a means of dealing with the emotions she experienced while working through the contents of Unmaking of the Torturer. Some of these paintings are included in the book.

Watch the interview (with photographs of the paintings):

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Neil Semmet Writes About Heritage Food for Get It Cape Town (Plus: Recipes!)

Salt   PepperNeil Semmet is well-known for his delicious heritage food. In Get It Cape Town he recently wrote about his love of winter and winter food and how he learned to love food from an early age. He describes his own journey with food and how Renata Coetzee’s food writing changed the course of his life.

Stemmet also shares recipes for Aniseed Tea Cakes and Rooibos Tea with Condensed Milk, Liesbet’s Melkkos, Grênd Orange Marmalade, Tante Grieta’s Golden Sweet Potatoes and Mince Meat Pie with Potato Dough from his cookbook Salt+Pepper.

Fire in the hearth, the scent of white wax candles, fresh daily bread taken from the oven, home-brewed coffee, farm proteas, the sound of rain pelting the windows, classical music, opera, local cabaret, the cats talking, real homemade food, misty vistas over the bay, winter is Niël time.

When I’m at my modern Mies van der Rohe-style house in De Kelders, hidden behind loads of trees and shrubs, with beautiful sea views over Walker Bay, I close the doors to my guesthouse. The fire is fuelled with bluegum wood. The cats stretch out in front of the fire.

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Gesprekke oor Die pad na Skuilhoek en Niklaas van Rensburg: Die Siener by Aardklop 2011

Die pad na SkuilhoekNiklaas van Rensburg: Die SienerDie Aardklop-kunstefees begin more op Potchefstroom en duur tot Sondag, 9 Oktober.

As jy ‘n draai by die fees gaan maak, sluit gerus op Donderdag, 6 Oktober by LAPA-Uitgewers aan vir gesprekke oor Niklaas van Rensburg: Die Siener deur Andries Raath en Hans du Plessis se Voortrekkerroman, Die pad na skuilhoek.

 
 

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Andries Raath en Johannes de Villiers in gesprek oor Niklaas van Rensburg: Die Siener

  • Datum: Donderdag, 6 Oktober 2011
  • Tyd: 12:30 PM
  • Plek: Rapport Boeke-oase

Hans du Plessis en Jeanette Ferreira in gesprek oor Die pad na Skuilhoek

  • Datum: Donderdag, 6 Oktober 2011
  • Tyd: 18:00 PM
  • Plek: Rapport Boeke-oase

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