Collection 148 - On Trial For Their Lives: The Accused at Rivonia

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GB ULSOAS MR-RT-148

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On Trial For Their Lives: The Accused at Rivonia

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1 item; 8 pages ; Text-based documents

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(1919-2000)

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A friend of Mandela’s, Benson was a journalist, author, and anti-apartheid activist. After serving as an aide to various generals in World War II she settled in England. She returned to South Africa in 1957 and worked to raise funds for the defence of Mandela and 155 other accused in the Treason Trial. Mandela visited her in London on his clandestine trip
out of South Africa in 1962. Among her books is Mandela: The Man and the Movement (New York: W. W. Norton, 1986).

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Typescript of book. Undated. Part of the Southern African Materials Project 1973-76 organised by the Centre for International and Area Studies.

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Unpublished handlist for the South African Materials Project (SAMP) arranged by MS number

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