The inside story of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, told through the experiences of its unsung hero
The struggle in South Africa to destroy apartheid was one of the great moral crusades of the last century, and Mac Maharaj played a pivotal role in the liberation movement for nearly four decades. A South African of Indian descent, Maharaj suffered brutal tortures and twelve years of imprisonment on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. It was Maharaj who smuggled out the manuscript of Mandela’s autobiography, and he later served in his government. Based on extensive interviews with Maharaj over the last eleven years and hitherto unavailable documents, Padraig O’Malley’s vividly rendered tale will enthrall anyone interested in a true story of heroism and the story of a people’s struggle for freedom.
Padraig O’Malley is the Moakley Chair of Peace and Reconciliation at the McCormack Graduate School of Global and Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts. He has dedicated his career to studying and helping to resolve conflicts in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and… More about Padraig O’Malley
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Published by Penguin Books Apr 01, 2008| 672 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-7/16| ISBN 9780140232240