265pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019
Hassen Ebrahim writes about his life's work as a member of the ANC. He grew up in Marabastad and was politicised in 1976 while studying at Westville University in Durban. After being forced into exile he obtained a law degree, practised law, and established an ANC underground structure, the Kabwe Machinery, in Botswana. Upon his return in 1991 he helped negotiate the interim and final constitutions of South Africa. He then spent 11 years in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development before working on various international assignments, mainly for the United Nations.
"This book is an important contribution to the history of our liberation struggle and takes us on the author's remarkable journey from the bushes of Angola, to the World Trade Centre and finally the adoption of our Constitution, one of our new democracy's greatest achievements." Marion Sparg, former Deputy Executive Director, Constitutional Assembly
"A hero without heroics - what a life, what a story." Albie Sachs, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa