370pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2017
This collection of historic speeches includes Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock during the Rivonia trial and his inauguration speech; Desmond Tutu's "Rainbow People of God" speech; P.W. Botha's Rubicon speech; F.W. de Klerk's unbanning of the ANC; Albert Luthuli's Nobel Peace prize lecture; Nkosi Johnson's speech at the 13th International AIDS Conference; Steve Biko's "White Racism, Black Consciousness" address; Bram Fischer's "What I did was right" statement from the dock; Ahmed Kathrada's speech at Nelson Mandela's funeral service; Thabo Mbeki's "I am an African" speech and Mmusi Maimane's "Broken Man" speech. Includes commentary.
Martha Evans is a lecturer in Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. She is the author of Broadcasting the End of Apartheid: television and the birth of a new South Africa.