Historian Colin Bundy presents this biography of Thabo Mbeki's father Govan, core leader of the African National Congress, Communist Party and armed wing of the ANC during Apartheid. A distinguished intellectual writer, activist and political theorist Mbeki was jailed alongsde Nelson Mandela in 1964 at Robben Island.
Detailing his early activism, incarceration and the growing tension between himself and the other anti-apartheid leaders. This biography goes beyond the narrative details of his life, in as it also analyses his thinking as demonstrated in his political writings over a span of 50 years. Also using interviews with Mbeki himself, Bundy delivers a reliable, conicse yet thouroughly researched and readable reflection of one of South Africa's key apartheid icons.