Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist sent to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings following the fall of the Apartheid. Anna Malan, an Afrikaans poet who is covering the hearings for radio and a white South African, is shattered by the accounts of the cruelty and depravity committed by her fellow countrymen. Anna and Langston must both question their sense of identity. Where do they each belong? It is a story charting the unfathomable depths of human cruelty and the redeeming power of forgiveness and love.