300pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Cape Town, 2015
First published in the USA in 1996.
Anton Lembede was the first President of ANC Youth League, elected at the launch of the League in 1944. Born in 1914 on a farm in Natal, his family moved to the Orange Free State so that he could receive a formal education. He worked as a teacher and then as a lawyer, and eventually moved to Johannesburg to serve articles under Dr. Pixley ka-Isaka Seme, the veteran ANC leader. He qualified as an attorney in 1946 and partnered with Seme. He died in 1947, at the age of 33.