Lecturer / part-timer professor
Department of Political Science
A Just Defiance: Bombmakers, Insurgents, and the Treason Trial of the Delmas Four
University of California Press, 2012
By Peter Harris
This is the true story of four African National Congress guerrillas captured in South Africa and put on trial for treason during the final years of apartheid.
Written by the lawyer who defended them, it chronicles the guerrillas' individual decisions to join the armed struggle against white minority rule, their infiltration into South Africa and the trial that shook South Africa and reverberated worldwide. It is the single best book I've ever read on South Africa.