May 30th 2020


  Buy Issue 3069
Qty:

Articles from this issue:

COVER STORY Why success has eluded our automotive industry

EDITORIAL Will survival instincts drive new industry policies?

CANBERRA OBSERVED What's China's beef with our barley?

MANUFACTURING Reversing a bad trend

PUBLIC HEALTH Inquiries needed into major covid19 outbreaks

NATIONAL AFFAIRS ABS makes employment figures bend over backwards

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Green 'charities' continue to undermine development

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Royal commission denies Principle of fairness to Cardinal Pell

REFLECTION Woman is ... the answer to a question

ECONOMICS Breaking the shackles of deep globalisation

TRADE AND INDUSTRY Alarm bell is ringing loud on China's trade threats

ASIAN AFFAIRS Taiwan an island of sanity in a sea of contagion

COVID19 LOCKDOWN Should churches be the first to reopen?

HUMOUR Troubling sino-signs at batflu press conference

MUSIC Let's be thankful for small mercies: No Eurovision!

CINEMA Onward: Recovering the everyday magic

BOOK REVIEW KEEPING HANNAH ARENDT CURRENT AND ARENDT'S THESIS ON SAINT AUGUSTINE

BOOK REVIEW SKEWED VISION OF DEMOCRACY

POETRY

Books promotion page

THIS IS HOW I WILL STRANGLE YOU

Gideon Haigh

$24.99


Buy Book
Qty:

About the book

“I’m just a prisoner of my past. I don’t want to be a prisoner any more.”

Natasa Christidou’s earliest memory is of her father masturbating over her childhood bed. She was two. It was the start of a lifetime’s physical abuse and psychological torture, which included long phases of sex slavery and sex work, institutional neglect and brutal imprisonment.

At age 50, Natasa decided to tell her story. Gideon Haigh listened. The result is a compelling work of investigation and reportage of the silent crime of incest – usually so confronting, so taboo, that we prefer to look away, because of the social sanctity of “the family”.

Today, Natasa lives in a tiny unit in Morwell. She is agoraphobic, vision and hearing impaired, stricken with incontinence, insomnia, panic attacks and back pain as a result of her experiences. Only with the help of a dedicated group of care workers, counsellors and lawyers has she made it so far. She is also a warm, gentle and funny woman whose survival testifies to the resilience of the human spirit.

This Is How I Will Strangle You takes the reader behind the headlines and hysteria around child sex abuse, and reinforces an uncomfortable truth: that women and children are sometimes safer on the street than in their own homes.

About the author

Born in London, raised in Geelong, resident in Melbourne, Gideon Haigh has been a journalist since 1984, contributed to more than 100 newspapers and magazines, written 32 books and edited seven others. He has been a regular panelist on the ABC's Offsiders since 2005, and reported the 2017-18 Ashes series for The Australian and The Times. He is the author of An Eye on Cricket (2017), Shadows on the Pitch (2018) and The Standard Bearers (2019).


Related Articles:
BOOK REVIEW A LIFE SPENT IN HELL



























Listen to
News Weekly Podcasts


All you need to know about
the wider impact of transgenderism on society.
TRANSGENDER: one shade of grey, 353pp, $39.99


Join email list

Join e-newsletter list


Your cart has 0 items



Subscribe to NewsWeekly

Research Papers



Trending articles

CARDINAL GEORGE PELL FREE: The commentary file

RURAL AFFAIRS A national disgrace: Our great land sale

ROYAL COMMISSION Hatchet job on Cardinal Pell breached basic principle of fairness

COVER STORY Justice at last: Cardinal Pell set free

EDITORIAL Australia needs an economic reset after covid19 crisis

COVER STORY Gearing up to ditch free-trade policy

CANBERRA OBSERVED The very young can still be 'taken care of' during the covid19 outbreak



























© Copyright NewsWeekly.com.au 2017
Last Modified:
June 20, 2015, 1:01 pm