Every day more than three women in South Africa, on average, are murdered by their male intimate partners. This book looks at the stories of South African women who were subjected to unimaginable periods of fear and terror, who endured sustained physical, emotional and psychological attacks, all at the hands of men.
Dr Nechama Brodie explores decades of brutal domestic violence and coercive control and she examines women’s changing rights and current legal protections.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Nechama Brodie is a multi-media journalist, author and academic based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In a journalism career spanning nearly 30 years she has worked as a feature writer, editor and publisher, a radio talk show host, a TV writer and director, and has written for leading newspapers and websites, including the Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times, City Press, News24, the UK Guardian and the Indian Hindustan Times.
'Domestic Terror: Intimate partner violence in South Africa' is published by Kwela, an imprint of NB Publishers