347 pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2014
A memoir by Constitutional Court Justice Edwin Cameron, in which he reflects on the power and the limitations of the law and examines the role of the law in South Africa's transition.
"A remarkable integration of fascinating, often moving personal memoir, professional reminiscence and acute historical analysis of South African law, politics and society." Sir Sydney Kentridge, QC
"Shows with brilliant clarity how the life of a jurist informs his reading of the law. An inspirational, but never a self-indulgent, story of a remarkable South African life." Eusebius McKaiser
Edwin Cameron was the first senior South African official to state publicly that he was living with HIV/AIDS. His other books include the autobiography, "Witness to Aids", and "Defiant Desire, gay and lesbian lives in South Africa", which he co-authored with Mark Gevisser. He has received numerous awards, including the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights (2000) and the San Francisco Aids Foundation Excellence in Leadership Award for 2003, and the Brudner Prize from Yale for 2009-2010. In 2002 the Bar of England and Wales honoured him with a special award for his contribution to international jurisprudence and the protection of human rights.