About the Book
It is November 1963. The white police state has captured almost all the underground leaders of the struggle against apartheid, including Nelson Mandela, and put them on trial on charges that carry the death penalty. In this memoir of these dramatic events, Bob Hepple throws fresh light on the characters of Mandela and other leaders.
About the Author
Bob Hepple was born in South Africa in 1934 and was active as a student leader and in the SA Congress of Trade Unions. He participated in the underground struggle against apartheid, and acted as a lawyer for Mandela and other leaders. He escaped to England from the Rivonia Trial in 1963, and was a banned person in South Africa until 1990.
He is an international expert and activist in the fields of labour law, equality and human rights, Emeritus Master of Clare College and Emeritus Professor of Law in the University of Cambridge, a Queen’s Counsel and Fellow of the British Academy and has received several awards and honours, including a knighthood in 2004.