South Africa, 1955
psychologist, member of Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Professor of Psychology at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein. She was a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as the only psychologist. Important themes in her work are forgiveness, revenge and collective trauma. She wrote A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness (2003), Women’s Contributions to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2005) and Narrating Our Healing (2007).

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 34

De queeste van het leven Deel II. Het Kwaad

Speaker at


Part III. The Anatomy of Loss

The Quest for Life

2 November 2003 9.20 - 22.00 Tilburg University


Part II. Evil

The Quest for Life

11 June 2002 9.20 - 21.45 Tilburg University