This is not only THE most powerful book I have ever read out of South(ern) Africa, but one of the most powerfully affecting books I have ever read, ever. This book needs to be read by everyone who ever hopes to understand SA. An urgent, brilliant, vital piece of work
Alexandra Fuller, author of DON’T LET’S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT
Fantastic, a great book, every bit as compelling as a John Grisham or a Scott Turow.
Richard Susskind, 'Start the Week
Brilliant ... What separates A Just Defiance from other stories of the apartheid era is that the author brings a humanity to the conflict both through his own growing attachment to, and understanding of, the four young men who sacrificed everything for "the struggle", and through his own vivid, wry and humane portraits of the characters on both sides of the political divide ... This is non-fiction, but it reads like a John Grisham novel ... A Just Defiance is crying out to be made into as gripping a film as it is a compelling read