By Denis Goldberg, Z. Pallo Jordan
From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists have been attempted at South Africa's Pretoria splendid courtroom. status one of the accused with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu used to be Denis Goldberg. Charged lower than the Sabotage and Suppression of Communism Acts for "campaigning to overthrow the govt. via violent revolution," Goldberg was once chanced on accountable and sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment. the single white guy convicted throughout the notorious Rivonia trial, he performed a old position within the fight for justice in South Africa.
In this striking autobiography, Goldberg discusses transforming into up aware of the injustice permeating his place of birth. He joined the South African Communist occasion and helped stumbled on the Congress of Democrats. It used to be his position as an officer within the armed underground wing of the African nationwide Congress (ANC), although, that resulted in his lifestyles sentence―the consequence of which used to be a mind-blowing 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 associates, a segregation that denied him either the companionship and the assistance of his fellow accused.
Recounted with humor and humility, Goldberg's tale not just offers a sweeping review of lifestyles in South Africa either in the course of and after apartheid, but additionally illuminates the reviews of the activists and oppressors whose fates have been sure jointly.