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Fighting For Mandela - The Explosive Autobiography of the Woman Who Helped to Destroy Apartheid (Hardcover) Loot Price: R406
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Fighting For Mandela - The Explosive Autobiography of the Woman Who Helped to Destroy Apartheid (Hardcover): Priscilla Jana,...

Fighting For Mandela - The Explosive Autobiography of the Woman Who Helped to Destroy Apartheid (Hardcover)

Priscilla Jana, Barbara Jones

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Priscilla Jana is a legendary figure in South African revolutionary politics. As an Indian woman who had experienced racial oppression first-hand, she decided to use her degree in law to fight for the rights of her fellow people and do all she could to bring down the Apartheid state - who saw her as a very real threat. At one time she represented every single political prisoner on Robben Island, including both the late Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie. Priscilla spent her days in court, fighting human rights case after human rights case, but it was at night when her real work was done. As part of an underground cell, she fought tirelessly to bring down the hated government. This activism, however, came at a price. One of South Africa's infamous 'banned persons', for five years Priscilla was unable to take part in any political activities, enter any place where a large number of people were gathered, and had her movements severely restricted. Worse, her own home was attacked with petrol bombs on multiple occasions. Undeterred, Priscilla Jana continued her work, even adopting the baby daughter of a client imprisoned on Robben Island, bringing here up, educating her, and providing a loving home. Finally, upon Mandela's release and the political revolution of her beloved country, Priscilla's work was rewarded, as she was elected as a member of South Africa's first democratic parliament. Later, she was to become an ambassador to both The Netherlands and Ireland. Now retired and living in Cape Town, Priscilla still works and waits for her most fervent desire: the true healing and unification of South Africa.

General

Imprint: Metro Books,London
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2016
Authors: Priscilla Jana • Barbara Jones
Dimensions: 242 x 161 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 291
ISBN-13: 978-1-78418-979-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
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LSN: 1-78418-979-0
Barcode: 9781784189792

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