By Denis Goldberg,Z. Pallo Jordan
From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists have been attempted at South Africa's Pretoria best court docket. status one of the accused with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu was once Denis Goldberg. Charged below the Sabotage and Suppression of Communism Acts for "campaigning to overthrow the govt. by means of violent revolution," Goldberg used to be came upon to blame and sentenced to existence imprisonment. the single white guy convicted through the notorious Rivonia trial, he performed a historical position within the fight for justice in South Africa.
In this amazing autobiography, Goldberg discusses growing to be up aware of the injustice permeating his place of birth. He joined the South African Communist celebration and helped stumbled on the Congress of Democrats. It was once his position as an officer within the armed underground wing of the African nationwide Congress (ANC), although, that resulted in his lifestyles sentence -- the result of which used to be a fantastic twenty-two years at the back of bars. whereas he used to be incarcerated, the racist dogma of apartheid imposed entire separation from his black comrades and co-workers, a segregation that denied him either the companionship and the guidance of his fellow accused.
Recounted with humor and humility, Goldberg's tale not just presents a sweeping evaluate of lifestyles in South Africa either in the course of and after apartheid, but additionally illuminates the reports of the activists and oppressors whose fates have been sure together.
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A Life for Freedom: The Mission to End Racial Injustice in South Africa by Denis Goldberg,Z. Pallo Jordan