A Life in Transition

Front Cover
Zebra Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
0 Reviews
Alex Boraine s life is a fascinating story of fighting injustice and turning dreams into reality. A child of the Great Depression, he rose from lowly beginnings in a working-class family to become head of the Methodist Church, an MP for the oppositional Progressive Federal Party and deputy chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In this candid memoir, Boraine also deals with the sacrifices made by his family, his battle against cancer, and the challenges, hopes and achievements of South Africa as well as other countries in transition from dictatorship to democracy. A Life in Transition includes fascinating insights into people whom Boraine worked with or met, including Harry Oppenheimer, Steve Biko, Helen Suzman, Van Zyl Slabbert, Thabo Mbeki, Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu and covers political events in some of the world s trouble spots, from Serbia to Sierra Leone, Liberia to Latin America."

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


War at home and abroad
Degrees of progress
Theology and civil rights

18 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information