Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger: South of Forgiveness

Stranger raped Elva. He was eighteen and she was sixteen. He lives in Australia and she lives in Iceland. They corresponded through emails about the incident. After nine years, they decided to meet face to face to put their past behind. Their book reveals their daily interaction during the nine days they spent in Cape Town, South Africa. Their road to reconciliation required them to face their painful past once again. Their emotion, humiliation, compassion, and transformation are laid bare on the pages. An unspeakably honest read.

Their TED talk is also inspiring, but you might want to hold off until you read the book first.

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