The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa
Hardback 228pp 234x155mm
9780199740222   Product Code: 97633
In 1963, when Mandela and his fellow ANC activists were tried for conspiracy, their outlook seemed bleak; the men had admitted enough to hang them. Drawing on interviews with key figures and trial transcripts, this gripping account brings the reader into the heavily guarded courtroom to witness the high drama, stirring rhetoric, and the brilliant advocacy that saved the defendants from the gallows - and set in motion the long process that would eventually overturn South Africa's apartheid regime.