The Mission: A Life for Freedom in South Africa

Paperback / softback
Nelson Mandela's comrade in the struggle, Denis Goldberg, spent 22 years in an Apartheid South African political prison from 1963 to 1985. In this memoir, Denis, the perennial optimist, writes about the human side of the often painful road to freedom; about the joy of love and death, human dignity, political passion, comradeship, conflict between comrades...and a very long imprisonment. Born in Cape Town in 1933, the son of working class immigrants from Great Britain, Denis Goldberg was one of the white activists against apartheid in South Africa. As a young civil engineer he campaigned with the ANC and in 1961 joined Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the liberation movement. He was arrested in 1963 and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964, along with seven other comrades, including Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. After long, drawn out negotiations Goldberg was released in 1985. Unbroken, he campaigned for the end of apartheid from his exile in London, England. His life has gone full-circle as he now resides in Cape Town, back where it all started. A DVD is included inside the back cover of the book. This contains stories not told in the book, extra photographs, videos, mementos and biographies of 60 ANC members.