241pp., illus., paperback, London, 2018
Paul Joseph grew up in the slums of Johannesburg in the 1930s. He was an active member of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress in the early 1950s, was banned in 1954, and from 1956 to 1958 was one of the 156 defendants in the Treason Trial. He joined Umkhonto we Sizwe in the early 1960s, was jailed for 180 days in 1964 and in 1965 fled to Bechuanaland (now Botswana). He settled in Britain, where he became Vice-Chairperson of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa. He lives in London.