Part of My Soul

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We follow Winnie Mandela and her detention under a terrorism act, which happened in 1969, we start hearing about when she is detained and how horrible the environment are. We get to know about how the social life is inside the prison, which also is terrifying; no one really interacts with one another. Hygiene is a matter the prisoners may deal with themselves; they do not get any great opportunities to wash, or personal hygiene, sometimes they get a bucket with water in, but it is barely clean, the guards are very rude, because the prisoners are treated like garbage. It is a very mental travel for her, she says that she talks to herself at night, the cell is almost claustrophobic and there is no bed, which may be the cause that she suffers from an sleeping disorder named acute insomnia. She tells us how they humiliate the prisoners by inspecting them, naked, they inspect all the areas of the body, also the intimate ones, if she did not have children she would have committed suicide she tells us. In the end we get to know about how the visiting system works, and how paranoid the warders are.
Gives us a method of the security police who used to crush any opposition to the apartheid system
Apartheid is where people were separated from each other because of the race. Big part of the black people were sent back to their own country.
1. It was under a terrorism act, which happened in 1969. She tells about how horrible the environment are. It means that the Security Branch have to read each and every letter in the house. If they find something wrong, they will get in the prison.
2. We know about the social life inside the prison, which is also terrifying f.eks. no one really interacts with one another. The prisoners have to deal with themselves and their hygiene. They don't get any good opportunities to wash and sometimes they get a bucket with water in, but it isn't…...

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