(NEW) Prof Pippa Green's book in top 10

Posted on January 18, 2011

They Fought for Freedom series

Most of us know that Trevor Manuel became this country's longest-serving Minister of Finance. Few young people can realise the drama, tension and defiance of his earlier years with the UDF and the ANC. It is worth remembering - and rejoicing in the fact - that all our children aged sixteen and younger were born after the end of apartheid. The lucid, factual piece of historical storytelling is the story of Trevor Manuel, but the author takes pains to outline the political scene in South Africa when Trevor was young himself. This exciting, dramatic life story is one of the most coherent summaries of our political struggles that I have read. An outstanding and valuable biography; one of the best in the high quality series They Fought for Freedom.

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