R.W. Johnson: Remembering the trial, 16 August 2007
Show More The State v. Nelson Mandela: The Trial That Changed South Africa by Joel Joffe.
Oneworld, 288 pp., £16.99, July 2007, 978 1 85168 500 4Show More
“... climate in South Africa when the Rivonia trial began in November 1963 was so poisonous that Joel Joffe, then a young lawyer, took the case on only because he had already decided to emigrate. Two years later, he wrote up his lively insider’s view of the trial and allowed Lionel Bernstein, the only defendant to get off, to rewrite it to the point ...”