A PRETORIA BOY, the story of South Africa's 'public enemy number one'

: Hain (P.)

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302pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021

 

Peter Hain grew up in Pretoria, South Africa, in the late 1950s and early 1960s and was forced into exile with his family in 1966. A British anti-apartheid leader, he was a Member of Parliament from 1991 to 2015 and served in the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Aged 19, he organised and led the disruption of the all-white 1969/70 South African rugby and cricket tours to BritainIn 2015 he received the OR Tambo National Award in Silver for his contribution to the freedom struggle. In 2017–18 he used parliamentary privilege to expose money laundering and corruption involving global corporates under then president Jacob Zuma, and gave evidence to the Zondo Commission. He teaches at GIBS and Stellenbosch Business Schools and is the author of 22 books, including Mandela: his essential life; Pitch Battles: protest, prejudice and play, the novel, The Rhino Conspiracy, and his memoir Outside In.

"Peter Hain's engrossing, thrilleresque autobiography is a master class in how to pursue and achieve justice and freedom. Impossible to put down." Justice Malala, author and journalist