10 South African Biographies You Should Know

4. No future without forgiveness by Desmond Tutu

In No Future Without Forgiveness Desmond Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past neither is it easy to reconcile when a nation “looks the beast in the eye.”

Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict on one another, and still maintains a sense of idealism about reconciliation. Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and better world.