• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Rivonia's children (Paperback)
  • Rivonia's children (Paperback)
zoom

Rivonia's children (Paperback)

(author)
£17.95
Paperback Published: 17/06/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Rivonia's children is the harrowing and inspiring account of a number of white Jewish activists who risked their lives to battle apartheid when South Africa plunged into an era of darkness in the 1960s from which it has only recently emerged. This is the story of Hilda and Rusty Bernstein, long-time Communists so committed to the cause that even the threat of life imprisonment did not stop them; of Ruth First, a fiery activist held for months without charge; and of AnnMarie Wolpe, an innocent bystander sucked into this conflict, who had to decide whether or not to risk her own freedom and the life of her sick infant by helping her activist husband escape from prison. It was at their underground headquarters in Rivonia, a Johannesburg suburb, that their dreams of revolution were shattered after a police raid in 1963. Nelson Mandela, Rusty Bernstein and eight of their comrades were tried for treason; the Rivonia incursion not only destroyed an old order of benign radicalism but also thrust radicals into a new, dangerous world of action. The regime turned a corner as well, plunging headlong into an era of grotesque oppression and brutality. A searing tale of soaring hopes and ideals betrayed, Rivonia's Children tells the gripping and extremely moving story of the impact of political activism on the lives of three families.

Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
ISBN: 9781431402205
Weight: 62000 g

You may also be interested in...

This Changes Everything
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Women's Suffrage Movement
Added to basket
Agent Storm
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Islamist
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
13 Hours
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Gunpowder Plot
Added to basket
Underground
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Another Day of Life
Added to basket
The New Cold War
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Ghost Wars
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Evils of Revolution
Added to basket
The Shankill Butchers
Added to basket
The I.R.A.
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Fifty Dead Men Walking
Added to basket
The Year of Disappearances
Added to basket
Them: Adventures with Extremists
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.