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Murder or The Highest Act of Love? - In response to the article you printed on Sethe Garner last week I decided that somebody needed to offer an explanation for her behaviour.
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Murder or The Highest Act of Love?
In response to the article you printed on Sethe Garner last week I decided that somebody needed to offer an explanation for her behaviour. I am a friend of Sethes and have been deeply upset by the incident. I have found it very difficult trying to decide whether or not Sethes' actions were justified. I have received a hostile response from members of the community when trying to explain what I believe to have been Sethes' motives. Contrary to popular belief I do not at all condone the actions of Mrs Garner. However, I can try and understand the desperation, which drove her to commit such a brutal act.
I am the daughter of a slave woman. My slave master father freed my mother shortly before my birth. He was consumed with guilt and terrified that his wife would find out he had impregnated a slave. When I turned eighteen, I became increasingly curious about the identity of my father. I was also interested in the circumstances surrounding my birth. After months of probing, my mother eventually informed me that I was the product of a rape. My father had followed
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