- By Stephen Clingman

Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary

  • Title: Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary
  • Author: Stephen Clingman
  • ISBN: 9781558492608
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bram Fischer Afrikaner Revolutionary The story of the pioneering anti apartheid leader who led Nelson Mandela s defence at the Rivonia trial One of the few Afrikaners to join the resistance movement considered a traitor by the apartheid

    The story of the pioneering anti apartheid leader who led Nelson Mandela s defence at the Rivonia trial One of the few Afrikaners to join the resistance movement, considered a traitor by the apartheid regime, he sacrificed material success and eventually his life to do what he believed was right.

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    1. I hope, pray and believe that our country can be an example of how different cultures can come together to achieve great things. But for that to happen, love must drive out hatred and resent. This will not start with our politicians, but with us all.Ek hoop, bid en glo ons land kan 'n voorbeeld wees van hoe verskillende kulture saam groot dinge kan bereik. Maar vir dit om te gebeur moet die liefde die haat uit dryf, dit gaan nie by politici begin nie, maar by ons almal. 'n Ontnugterende en inspi [...]

    2. This is one of the best books I have ever read, and while that may sound prosaic, it is, for me, a fact. Bram Fischer was a truly special human being. He was willing to sacrifice so much for what seemed like so little in return. But one has to look at the significance of his life to see what he received in return, and that was to become a true symbol of courage, a symbol of true non-racial unification against oppression. I feel that he would have wanted nothing in return anyway. Although he suff [...]

    3. Fighting for a cause like the end of apartheid against a Nazi-like government requires a great deal of courage. Bram did this but what truly sets him apart is that as an aristocratic Afrikaner and brilliant lawyer, he could easily have become a Chief Justice or a senior politician. Instead he became one of the bravest fighters in the freedom struggle.What makes the book excellent is the painstaking research and chronicling of the transformation of Bram from a staunch Afrikaner nationalist (quite [...]

    4. Bram Fischer a very couregeous individual. Him being an Afrikaner didn't mean he could prejudice black, indian and coloured people. Even though his grandfather served under the apartheid government but made a choice that he will follow his conscious not that of his grandfather. He stood against injustices of the apartheid government. The introduction of acts such as the Native Affairs Act, Suppression of Communisim Act, Sabotage Act, Sobukwe Act etc he had seen them as a deterrent to a better li [...]

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