WITH MY HEAD ABOVE THE PARAPET, an insider account of the ANC in power

: Turok (B.)

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219 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014

 

ANC member Ben Turok has been a Member of Parliament since 1994. In this book he analyses the ANC's years in power and reflects on the party’s decline.

Ben Turok was born in Latvia in 1927. His family moved to South Africa in 1934. A leading member of the South African Congress of Democrats and the South African Communist Party he was convicted under the Explosives Act in 1962 and sentenced to three years in prison. After his release he was placed under house arrest but escaped to London via Botswana. As an ANC MP he abstained from voting on the Protection of State Information Bill, and was censured by the ANC for his "counter-revolutionary conduct." He edits the journal "New Agenda".