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SLUMBOY FROM THE GOLDEN CITY SLUMBOY FROM THE GOLDEN CITY
by Paul Joseph
with a foreword by Lord Joel Joffe

Paul Joseph’s memoir starts with his childhood in the slums of Johannesburg in the 1930s. His political awakening and activism began as a 15-year-old Indian in a racially segregated school. It continued with his
commitment to the fight against an oppressive regime.
Paul participated in virtually all the political campaigns including the passive resistance of the 1940s. In 1956 he was one of the 156 people accused of high treason by the Apartheid government alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Lilian Ngoyi, Ruth First and Helen Joseph.
Paul was held in detention following the Sharpeville Massacre, the banning of the ANC and the imposition of the state of emergency. He was amongst the first recruits into the armed wing of the ANC UmKhonto We Sizwe (spear of the nation) or MK as it was known. He was placed under house arrest and put
into solitary confinement.
With an eye for detail and extensive knowledge of South Africans across the racial and class divides, Paul documents one of the most significant struggles for liberation in the 20th century.

'Uncle Paul and Aunt Adelaide Joseph are second parents to me and in that way their story is inseparable from mine.'
Zenani Mandela

'Paul Joseph’s courageous role in South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle is inspirational. His life in that struggle for justice is both moving and uplifting. An incredible man!' Baroness Helena Kennedy, QC

'Paul Joseph’s story is of a life of struggle for human liberation and a courageous struggle for life under apartheid. Electrifying!' Professor Gus John

ISBN 978-0-85036-750-8

Paperback

Published November 2018


Price:15.99



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